I am not a prolific writer. I like to attribute this to my struggle to maintain a regular schedule of writing, and that once I establish a habit, my productivity will increase exponentially. There is some truth to this assessment, but it is only a part of my problem. I need to train my inner editor if I really want to pump up my word count.
Your inner editor is that little voice in your head that tells you when something in your writing isn’t working: plot points, characterization, and language. Especially language, in my case. My inner editor hovers over my shoulder, watching every single word I type, and eagerly brings my flow to a grinding halt if I have not chosen the perfect word on my first attempt. Read more