WRITING TIP: Good reason to ignore your judgments of work in progress

freewritingSetting aside the judging mind when we write makes sense for many reasons. Here’s one of them: Writers are poor judges of their own work in progress. Annie Dillard puts it this way: “The feeling that the work is magnificent, and the feeling that it is abominable, are both mosquitoes to be repelled, ignored, or killed, but not indulged.”