Write first, then edit later
That’s very difficult to comprehend, and to be comfortable doing — yes, you may understand it intellectually, but to put this understanding into daily practice, that’s another thing entirely.
If you’re a controlling person, as I am, you’ll find it hard to make your peace with this. You want to get the words right the first time you write them.
That way lies madness. You can’t do it. Trying to do it ensures not only that you write very little, but also that writing is a constant struggle for you. Moreover, it also ensures that you never write as well as you could, because you’re trying too hard.
Words really do equal money when you write for a living. You need a process.
I've shared this process with thousands of writers. It works. Try it.