Whew! It has been a while since I wrote a post here. I guess I have been enamored by the new novel that I am writing.
In reference to the art of novel writing, I'll write a little about our inner editor. When we are writing our first draft, what is important is the ideas we get down. When we get in the momentum of writing, ideas naturally flow. If we begin to edit, the flow if ideas stop. Editing is assigned to the second draft. So, remind yourself constantly, until it becomes customary - your inner editor needs to take a rest during the first draft.
To learn more about writing in the flow, read this article: http://www.bunnyape.com/writing_in_flow.htm