Your Biggest Challenge: Your Inner Editor
You may want to start tracking your word counts too, as Dean does. Although Dean works in his business, he gets a lot of writing done. Here’s the benefit of quantity in your writing process: when you focus on the quantity of words, your inner editor shuts up. You’re out-writing your editor.
With my writing students, their inner editor is without doubt their greatest challenge. My most common suggestion is: “you’re over-thinking this.” You can’t solve writing challenges by thinking about them, you can only solve them by writing.