Which means I'm stressing over things like baking cupcakes and finding the perfect Scooby-Doo toppers for them. :D Along with emergency kits of benedryl spoons and travel sized shampoo.
Then last night I was sitting with Super Spawn watching Blues Clues, and I realized that stressing over cupcake toppers should probably not happen. ;) But I do that -- in regular life, and in my writing -- to the point that I freeze and throw my hands up in frustration. I'm burying myself in minutia.
And I do it with my writing a lot. I get so focused on trying to make sure the voice is perfect, the tense is perfect, the grammar is right on, my sentence structure is sound -- that I can't see the story as a whole any more.
Whoa! There's a forest out there!
So for the second time in as many weeks, I'm reminded that maybe I need to relax and let go a little. Not of my lists though. You'll have to pry my lists from my cold, dead fingers. They're mine.
Solving this problem is a little harder for me, but I'm going to work on it. I can't buy cupcakes from a bakery, but I can pass the task of making them on to my sister. And I did. And it will be fine. And they'll taste good and be beautiful, even if they aren't made by ME. ;)
As for my writing, well, I'm going to give a go at writing cold every day. Meaning, I'm not going to go back and re-read what I wrote the day before when I sit down. I'm just going to write. It will probably cause a few consistency issues, but maybe it'll solve that internal editor problem. I'll let you know how it goes.
I think maybe it's All About Holly week this week. lol Oh well, inspiration ahoy! Do you re-read what you write, or do you write cold?