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I love to write, there's no doubt about it. As odd as it may sound to some people, I actually love the editing process too. have a hard time deciding that it's a 'final' draft and ready for consumption by a general audience. It tends to clog the pipeline with 'finished' tales that haven't been submitted.
With that in mind, I'm trying a bit of an experiment. I'm working on a little side project where I'm collaborating with my wife. We brainstormed together, developed some of the characters and themes, and discussed the approach. I'm doing all of the heavy lifting on the first draft, and then I'm going to hand it over. No proofing, no revisions, no editing, nothing. I'm going to let her have it, warts and all, and let her decided how and where we tweak.
What's more, when she says we're done, we're done - that's it, no more second-guessing on my part.