Hello everyone, I'm writing for quite some time now, but I have always seem to have this pebble in my shoe which is getting quite annoying. I'm dutch, so please forgive any weird constructions, words, grammar or spelling. The problem is this: I have a very rough first draft for my story at the moment. The most obvious step now is improving it into a real story which can be read, at the least. This is where things get complicated for me. The easiest way for me to explain is with pro's and cons conscerning the two modes I doubting to rewrite in. Perfection mode: Pro's Having more fun I have the feeling each word is gonna be a keeper which is, for a perfectionist, comforting in a way. Cons Taking like 10 hours or more a page which is demotivating and undermining the fun. Smooth mode: Pro's Going faster = more accomplished in a day = more fun in a different way Going faster = better in general, I want to have my book published. Cons Going faster also means I'm having the tendency to slack off along the way, because every word isn't as carefully weighed as in the perfection mode. This con has a synergy with the one above here. If I'm slacking off along the way, I tend to have less fun because it feels I'm just rushing and there's no satisfaction when doing that. The past year I thought, the perfection mode will become more easy to write and thus faster. But maybe my perfection maximum increased or my skill didn't because it didn't get easier nor faster. It takes alot of pondering and puzzeling with words/sentences until I find the right one. So basically I'm thinking about writing faster (smooth mode) which is more motivating in some ways, but the slacking off con is a big one which kills the entire strategy after some time. I just have this tic when I'm not writing to the fullest of my potential that the quality sneakily declines along the way. So what's your take on this? Thanks in advance!