Am I writing when I’m editing?

This quick shower thought for today.
I spent 6 hours editing today. I spent 1 hour writing today.

You see where I’m going with this?

All my life, these two have been mixed up. And I’ve discovered recently that it’s been probably the biggest mistake I’ve made in making progress as a writer.

Editing is not writing. Like yoga is not cardio.

They’re both exercise. But they use different muscles. They have different outcomes.

If you want to be a career writer, or even a serious writer, editing time should never eat into your writing time. 

That's my epiphany for the day.


Build a writing habit.

Stay productive, write more and stick to your writing schedule.

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