One of the reasons I’ve never really finished Nanowrimo is because I get about 30,000 words in and just lose faith because the words are so awful! I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a perfectionist but I like to write, say 1000 words, then go back and edit those 1000 words before moving on to the next 1000. It’s the only way I can keep writing, otherwise I’m looking at a bunch of awful words and going… oh my god.
Is anyone else like this? Or are you perfectly fine churning out the words because you know you can edit them later? What is your process for writing and editing?