Why you shouldn’t #edit as you go

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I often write and edit as I go under the guise that I’ll be done with the writing process quicker.  But as mentioned, this can be time-consuming to the point of missing out on getting the story done.

A couple of months ago, I spent an entire day on one paragraph.   I wanted it to be perfect, but in the end I was frustrated, tired, and it still wasn’t to my liking.  After taking a step back, I made a highlighted note of what I really wanted from that part of the story and then moved on to the next piece.  It was hard to let it go, but to keep from hindering progress I had to do it.  I managed to get two chapters written the next day.

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