That critical eye…
Perhaps the most difficult part of writing — once I have actually gotten the words on the page — is being able to use a critical eye appropriately. I have a tendency to hyper-focus on all the wrong things, and thus, miss the most important issues that an objective reader will immediately notice.
It never fails that I read over a piece eleven-seventy times, declare it ready, hit the send button, read through again and yelp, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?”. Never fails.
When will this stop? Seriously.