Help me shut down my perfectionism in my creative writing
August 2, 2008 2:20 PM Subscribe
How do I kill the perfectionism, the precious and fearful impulses, and the self-doubt that keeps me from completing my creative writing projects.
posted by mizrachi to Writing & Language (50 answers total) 89 users marked this as a favorite
Usually, I can barely get beyond the first paragraph without constantly editing and reediting or doubting myself and then abandoning the piece altogether. I feel trapped. I'm constantly starting over. And when I do manage to squeak out a paragraph, I treat it like a genius work of art...which in the end I decided it absolutely is not. I'm either riddled with self-doubt or I'm totally over confident, all without producing completed work. Help!