Well, I’m feeling very sheepish today. My word count isn’t very high and I have a confession to make.
Even after last week’s post about drafting and letting go of perfectionism and not going back to revise . . .
I went back and revised my first chapter. And I only got in about 400 words on Chapter Two.
I have no excuse. My perfectionism is a sickness. I know that I’ve stifled my flow and squashed my word count because I interrupted everything to go back and revise the first chapter. The words aren’t coming so easily anymore and some of the ideas that were flowing have stopped. I don’t know why I do this to myself, but it’s a weakness I’m working on.
This week will be better. I can feel it. I’m going to look forward and really draft. No excuses.
So, just so I don’t feel all alone, like the only writer in the world who ruins a perfectly good groove, tell me what your writing weakness is and how you cope with it, okay?
Come on, confess. You know you want to. You may even feel better after.