Writing is about hypnotizing yourself?
Well, no. – not really.
Not really “hypnotizing.”
It’s about getting in the zone of output – the zone of creativity – and letting your ideas fly.
Then, after you have played the creative, it’s taking that creative hat off, and putting your editor hat on.
The creative hat should let you go anywhere.
And the creative hat should relish its critical state.
“Writing is about hypnotizing yourself into believing in yourself, getting some work done, then unhypnotizing yourself and going over the material coldly.”
-Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird