When it comes to writing, you can either do it quickly or slowly. I prefer to do it quickly, but this doesn’t mean that my work is substandard. It means that I know what I want to say and how to say it.
I am not a writer who has to agonize over each word or make sure that every sentence sounds perfect. I’m not saying this as a brag — far from it — but rather as an explanation of why I don’t write like most people do.
The average person will sit down at their computer and stare at the blank page for a few seconds before typing out an opening sentence. Then they’ll spend another few minutes thinking about what they wrote and whether it sounds right before moving on to the next sentence. They go back and forth like this until they run out of steam or get distracted by something else that seems more important than their current task.
Meanwhile, I have already finished writing my opening paragraph while they were still trying to figure out how to start their first sentence!
This isn’t because I am smarter than everyone else or have some special talent that allows me to write faster than everyone else (although both things could be true).
Last modified: August 18, 2022