Sure, writers should have the ability to be objective and even critical, however when our clever editorial skills take on a life of their own, it makes the creative process miserable. We’ve all experienced flare ups of the inner critic. Symptoms include:
- Work slows down as you write and erase, write and erase.
- You feel like you’re producing what you are “supposed to” produce.
- The process is no longer fun.
- Nothing you do lives up to your own invisible standards.