How do you turn off your internal editor? If you're a writer or not, you probably have that voice in your brain that nags and nags. Freud called it the Superego. I call it annoying.
I am in editing mode lately. I successfully reduced a story that I'd written for a flash fiction contest (see post below) from 2000+ words to 730 without losing the best parts of the story. Now don't get me wrong. I like this story. It is a scene within a larger novel that I am currently writing and loving, but I've had to rip it out of the hands of my internal editor because, darn her, she won't let it go. I read the flash fiction story again today and itched to tweak this and that, saw way too many SVO (subject verb object) sentences, and wanted to rush off an apology for the horrible writing which I'd subjected the judges for the contest to. Doubt swarmed me, and suddenly, my editor started talking round and round in my head and confusing the daylights out of me.