If You Give a Writer a Word

I have a Faulkner quote hanging in the top right corner of my vision as I sit at my desk, and it’s come to be something I live my life by.

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Write Drunk, Edit Sober (And Then Start Drinking)

Write drunk, edit sober. The reason for this is that writing is a hell of a lot easier than editing. You don’t need your wits about you to write. Writing is the easiest part of the whole process. You lay everything out on the table and then, later on, you can deal with all the issues.

Well, now it’s later on, and now I have to deal with the issues.