My second book is finished. (Well, until it’s in print is it ever really finished?) I’ve edited, and edited, and edited some more. So, for a change of pace, I thought maybe I’d do some creating from scratch. It’s been a while.
But, no!!!!! My internal editor won’t shut up. I’ve tried everything short of poison.
“You’ve been putting in alot of hours,” I tell it. “Take a night off.”
It’s not interested.
“Give me just one night to write a free-flowing piece. You can have as much control as you want on the second round,” I promise. But, obviously, my internal editor does not trust me. I cannot type a sentence without backspace, delete, or some sort of edit. I cannot continue from one thought to the next without interruption.
“I’ll go back to ink on paper,” I threaten. “You can’t stop me with ink on paper.”
But I know. With handwritten work, I can’t write as fast as my mind goes. (Not to mention hand cramps.)
“You have given me no choice,” I say.
HELP WANTED: Position for internal editor available immediately to replace the total control freak currently in the position.