Many academic writers are perfectionists. BUT perfectionism can also be our biggest obstacle. Ask yourself...
Are you spending most of your writing sessions reading?
Are you falling down research rabbit holes?
Are you finding the time to write consistently, but can't seem to get any words on the page?
Researching, bibliography diving, and thinking are all valuable tasks. But they can also be effective strategies for AVOIDING your writing.
Remember that writing is a way to generate thoughts, not simply record them.
It's okay if writing is messy. Do it anyway!
Next time you find yourself reaching for the bookshelf, just pause. Ask yourself if you are looking from a place of fear (e.g., "Reader X is going to know more than me") or insecurity (e.g., "I don't have coherent ideas." If the answer is yes, step away from the bookshelf!
Remind yourself that writing is messy and silence that perfectionist critic to GET. IT. DONE.
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