Hello everyone. My name is Soodanim. I'm an editoholic. Once I get past the problems of motivation and actually sit down to write, I find that the biggest hurdle I need to overcome is the desire to edit what I write. I have this insatiable need to craft every sentence as if it's some sort of artwork that needs to stand out and yet form a majestic whole that is the wonder of the paragraph. It's very tiresome. Lately I've been working very hard to stick to a mantra that one of my teachers tried to beat into my stubborn brain years ago. That mantra being, "Don't edit! Just write!" I'm finding that it works very well. I've somehow managed to complete two short stories and a few chapters of a novel just in the last month. A feat that normally would be well beyond my meagre capability. Not only that, but I'm quite proud of the short stories. After writing them, I've gone back and rewritten them extensively but doing so was far and away easier than doing so whilst I'm attempting to write it in the first place. I'd recommend this philosophy as a treatment for anyone who's experiencing painful edititis or chronic procrastinitis or the ever lethargic writer's blockitis. Just a thought.