I'm lucky enough to have a significant other who also writes and who is happy to bounce ideas around with me. I'm currently working on a fantasy trilogy with the first two books written. Unfortunately, I wrote those two books years ago and a lot has changed, so they are being re-written.

Now I find myself almost obsessively brainstorming and trying to suss out plot holes and fix them before I commit more words to paper. This has become, I think, a procrastination method for me. A means of letting myself feel like I'm working on the novels when really I'm not.

When I do sit down to write, I feel overwhelmed by the scope of the WIP and while I try to let myself just write and tie up the inner critic and inner editor and leave them in some dark basement, I still find myself critical and hating every word I write.


Anyone else experience this or have advice to overcome it?