Several of you have emailed to ask how to silence that inner critic.
Here’s what I do. I talk to myself aloud (honest). “Be patient. Let me get on with this. When I finish, I’ll let you rip it apart.”
Although I’ve often had to repeat the words several times, I’ve discovered that I can calm my judgmental voice. And it’s fun to listen to that dark side of myself who revises and gleefully reminds me, “You wrote that poorly. I’ll show you how to do it right this time.”
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Twila says, "Hmmmm, Cec talks to himself. That concerns me. Does anyone know a good doctor?"