During the school year, when I'm working and going to school full time, I just don't get any writing done. It's a sad fact of life, but I'm come to accept it. I think it's because the 3 billion academic papers kill my creativity. Anywho, school is all but over (still got finals) and my Muse has returned, with a vengeance.

I started a story on Wednesday night. I worked on it off and on Thurs-Sunday. I have 13,000 words. I'm very happy to be writing again, and I love my story. It's always on my mind...except...welll, it's always on my mind because that little voice that hates everything won't shut up.

It's a historical fiction...I'm just writing about some folks who I find interesting and who I imagine doing interesting things. But the little voice keeps saying "That's not what HE would have said." "That's not when THAT happened." "Your facts are wrong, you suck." "That physical description is wrong." "What about their reputations? You're ruining it!" to which I respond "They've been dead for 200 years! Nobody cares anymore!"

Apparently Mr. Internal Editor cares, because he won't leave me in peace. I know I can't be the only one around her plagued by self-doubts and constant criticisms. What do you do about it? How do you ignore it? Have you ever just stopped a project because you can't work in peace?