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    Quote Originally Posted by Amnesiac View Post
    I am finding that lately, I'm writing a few pages, and when I get to a natural pause, or when I'm in the midst of a good flow, I'll stop and edit what I've got so far, and then continue on. It seems to work okay. It's like azimuth correction. If, in the beginning, you get off the mark a little, by the time you're five or six chapters along, you're so far afield, editing becomes a daunting task.

    Truth!
    If you write the whole thing, editing can be a huuuuge ordeal, and may deter [scare] you from writing more.
    So I try to edit in bite-sized portions while the trajectory is still easy to correct.
    With bigger books (+150k) the editing can be truly overwhelming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Rotten View Post
    Truth!
    If you write the whole thing, editing can be a huuuuge ordeal, and may deter [scare] you from writing more.
    So I try to edit in bite-sized portions while the trajectory is still easy to correct.
    With bigger books (+150k) the editing can be truly overwhelming.
    Yes, bite-sized chunks. Not so much stress involved--more of a careful and relaxing pace.
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    I write straight through, then go back and edit. Because I write to a strict outline, I virtually never have to go back and make major changes. I know the story I'm telling, I'm just polishing the second or third time through.

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