I know it probably comes off that I’m some free-stylin’ word slinger with my talk of no re-writing. That isn’t really the truth at all. In fact, like most (all?) early writers I struggle with micro-managing the words.
What do I mean?
I mean…sometimes I focus too much on the right word, or the right sentence structure, at the expense of story. Or, at least, that is my impression. Maybe the story suffers or not, I honestly don’t think I can tell. That’s something a reader can tell much better than the writer.
I do catch myself doing this. And I don’t know what the answer is (?). I like to think that as I write more, and gain more confidence this will just sort of fade away.
Any writers out there a little further along with words of wisdom? How about some of you at similar spot in your writing journey, do you face similar struggles?
*on the plus side 3,000+ words on the current novel today.