Three weeks ago I set a goal to write a book with the intention to finish it no matter how much it sucked. My main goal was to fight my perfectionism because otherwise I'll never be able to write anything. But now that I'm writing a story that I love, I can't just let it suck xD Until now I've written around 10'000 words, which may seem very little, but to me that in the past I never got past 3 or 4 pages it's a great achievement. The problem is that as I write I keep noticing things that I'm doing wrong and some of them are easy to fix, but others are not. A couple of days ago I realized what was one of the things bugging me about my writing: filter words. I had never heard about it before but now that I have all that I see in my writing are filter words, filter words... In the past couple of days I've spent hours trying to edit them out, but sometimes I just can't find a substitute sentence that fits and it makes my brain hurt and I can't think and it makes me depressed. I can't go on writing because now I'm too aware that I'm using filter words and I can't stop thinking it sucks too much and if I try to make it better I get stucked. Is there any kind of exercise to practice this? Or does anyone have any tips to learn how to write without using filter words in almost every sentence?