Last week I realized I’ve been avoiding, forgetting about the Just do it slogan. I had written a chapter and a half for my next book about a year ago. Instead of progressing further I would go back and edit chapter one or do some research or just do nothing.
Finally I put the pedal to the medal and finished chapter 2. In the end it wasn’t that hard. Sure I’m going to have to go back and edit but at least now I have some words on the paper.
This brings me to my question or dilemma for the day.
Is it better to a) write a chapter then go back and edit, making it the best you can before moving on to the next chapter or b) finish the book before you begin to edit.
I have to say I’m torn. Knowing how much editing I had to do for book one, part of me what’s to make the chapter the best I can before moving on but I also realize that just getting words on paper is half the battle.
What do you think?