Perfectionism: Every Writerโ€™s Archenemy

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chalkboardIโ€™ve wanted to be a writer since I was 12-years-old, and at this point, itโ€™s a bit of an understatement to say that I have many, many story ideas. Some are novels and some are screenplays. The genres are varied – general fiction, young adult supernatural, comedy, drama, romance, young adult fantasy. Over the years, Iโ€™ve started to write at least half a dozen of these stories, but Iโ€™ve only ever completed a thriller novel and two screenplays (one drama, one comedy), all three of which were co-written with my writing partner. I always thought that accountability was the biggest block to actually finishing (and pitching!) my own books, but Iโ€™ve come to realize that the real problem–and my true archenemy–is perfectionism.

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