Trust your intuition or it will bite you in the ass.
I know because I quite recently did that mistake myself. I had written out a chapter, and I didn’t know anything wrong with it, as I was writing it. But then I read through it, and I was like something is wrong with this, but let’s just go with it.
And then, when you’re working with a honest and very truthful editor, you can be sure as hell, that he’s gotta tell you what’s wrong, and he did. And he told me, that he was actually almost falling asleep because of this loooooong list of paragraphs. And the stupidest thing is, I knew that he would touch upon that.
And even so, I was pissed at myself for having to rewrite so much of this. I could have saved so much time and energy, if I had just listened to that little voice in my head (The Devil On My Shoulder, Haha) and correct the things I knew.
So, as I was sitting with smoke out of my ears, and re-wrote those bloody words/paragraphs. I promised myself to ask questions along my writing; does this go or should it change? And if you ask yourself those questions, chances are that your editor/readers will too! 🙂
So, if you wanna save time and energy, listen to that damn intuition, because it will always come out one way or the other. Just Listen!
- This is also a note to my future self! 🙂
Have a Wonderful Writing Wednesday