It’s been a while since I’ve had a File for you fiction folks.
I’ve run into some people who like to edit while they write. To get everything just right before moving on.
I applaud them. I’ve even tried to do things that way.
And personally, I get tripped up almost every time.
To me, editing while writing–or even proofreading while writing–stops my creative juice. I start to wonder if everything else in a story is fine–even if I haven’t finished it yet. Then I go back to read the whole thing, and pick at other parts here and there.
For me, it’s much easier to get things all out on paper, and then go back over it carefully. That way, I go over a finished story 3-4 times, instead of going over parts of an incomplete story 15 times.
What about you?
Do you like to get all your thoughts down on paper first and go back, or clean things up as you go along? Drop me a line in the comments, and let me know, all right?
Until next time,