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I’ve been working for quite some time now, on a book that is a long way from being finished and I get frustrated because I find so little time to work on it. Frequently, I stop and go back to the beginning, or some point in the middle and read through what I’ve already written, particularly when I feel stuck, (I do this with blog posts too) and every time I find something that could be fine tuned or cleaned up in some way or another. I’ve been told that it’s better just to get the whole thing down on paper and then go back through and make the changes I want to make, but I find that the fine tuning as I go process is one that helps me to feel more confident in the writing and ultimately find my way to the goal, the finished product. Perhaps my two favorite lines from your essay: “And the books that read better are ones the writer read often while writing it. Better writers might simply be better readers.”