I'm in the mad dash for my publishing deadline of March 1 (yes, It's self-imposed and yes, only I will be upset if I miss it, but it's MY deadline ;))- anywho, I'm writing book two (The Obsidian Chimera), editing book one (The Glass Gargoyle), and making notes for book three (The Emerald Dragon) and as often happens when one is doing three things at once, one thing leaks over into the other.
In this case, my editing-self is going after my writer-self again. The planning-self is fine playing in her corner with ideas and making grandiose plans for book three that will make writer-self insane once she knows about it, but for now she's good.
The editing-self is a bully.
Pure and simple, that self cracks down hard (when forced) and rips things apart. This is great when editing or going over another person's edits, but not when writing.
The writing-self needs to get the words on the page and let someone sort them out later. But she can't do that when the editing-self is pushing her way in and nit-picking while things are being written.
So today I am officially banishing my editor self-- it's either that or beat her up. I will even go so far as to put on a special shirt when the editor can come out and work. Hopefully, a physical change will keep her kibitzing away from my delicate writer-self.
When I write, I write very fast and dirty drafts, then clean up as I run through edits. I have heard of some folks who can edit as they write, but aside from typos, that's not me. If you're a writer- what's your style? Am I the only one with an aggressive editor-self?