DEAR SELF: YOU'RE ONLY A WRITER IF YOU WRITE
I'm still not very good at the idea of first drafts; I've never really overhauled a story, once written, on any level more than sentence-tweaking or the occasional added paragraph. I can't get over my tendency to fret and stall because what if I don't get it right, what if it can't be fixed?
Plus, nothing pulls me out of the writing process faster than the conviction that I'm Writing Poorly.
Anybody got any non-alcohol-related advice for ways to shut up the inner critic for long enough to churn out the necessary words?
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