Monday, October 13, 2008

Fear of Editing

I've figured out my biggest problem as a writer: fear of editing. It's not that I'm afraid to actually edit my stories, and the fact is that once I really get working, I enjoy it. I know I'm improving my stories and making them clearer and more interesting and more readable (or at least I hope all of that is going on when I take the red pen to the page), but there's something about the actual act of picking it up that causes me to worry. Could I call it editing anxiety, the way they used to describe an aversion to math?

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