Writers struggle with ego.
Like most creatives, we are neurotic and unpredictable. Sometimes, we get an unhealthy attachment to our work. As a result, we fail to become the best artists we could be. All because of pride.
How do we break this nasty habit? Get a friend to help you.
A writer can’t edit his own work. My friend Robert the Editor reminds me of this. Often. Especially when I leave typos in a blog post. (Thanks, Robert.)
Why is this? Why are writers incapable of editing their work?
And why, if you are one, should you not even try?