We've all had that feeling. That feeling when you're writing your draft, then BAM! You look at the sentence you just typed and say
"Maybe I can just make that a little better."
Sure one time seems like nothing, but add the time of all those other sentences that need a little brushing up, and you have a problem. Who is to blame for this? Your internal editor of course! This is an annoying problem for writers of all sorts, and today I will tell you how to shut him/her up.
Tip #1: Hide the words, if your inner editor can't see the words, she'll have nothing to fix.
Tip #2: Promise your editor that they'll have their time to shine soon, but you just have to finish writing.
Tip #3: Distract your inner editor. Since your editor has a mind for fixing things, let her focus on other things than your writing.
I hope you found these helpful. If you did not everyone is different in the way that they do things. If you have a different tip for shutting up your inner editor, put it down below in the comments.