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Your commentary is quite helpful. It is reassuring to be told I can reframe the barriers I butt against as natural stages.

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I’m so glad you found it helpful! It’s something I repeatedly have to tell myself during the early awful stages of writing a piece….

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An excellent and inspiring breakdown of the writing process. It is too easy to get bogged down in the 30% or 90-100% stages. The best advice I ever received was to send something out at 99-100% and get help from reviewers/collaborators. It made peer review feel much less adversarial. Thanks Mary, for your insights into the writing process.

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Thanks, Jacqueline! I’m so happy people are finding it helpful, and you’re absolutely right about sending things out at 99%-100%. It also means you don’t waste time and energy straining to get that final 1% out of your head—instead, you let others do that work while you move on to writing something else!

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