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May 16, 2009

Just write.

Lesson learned: Do not read critiquing sites.

My mind is like a sponge when it comes to something that interests me. Unfortunately, I also have the habit of applying it to myself in the harshest way.

Take my writing. I'm writing my story. I have my outline and referring to it often to make sure I'm keeping to the outline.

When I'm not writing, I'm trying to learn about the writing business and how to improve myself. I was already instructed NOT to edit as I write. I was researching about critique groups and how to critique effectively. I found a list of terminology and started applying it to my writing in order to "improve" my writing.

All of a sudden, I'm second guessing my own work. Is this part considered an infodump? Is that part telling not showing?

Now I'm starting from page one and rereading, rewording...and sinking into despair.

So, STOP EDITING. STOP SELF-CRITIQUING.

JUST WRITE.

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