Someone told me that you should use a real simple tool like notepad for draft writing as it stops you getting distracted by the constant reminders that you made a typo or word error while typing.
It apparently helps you just work on what you are trying to say. You then get a forced switch from typing into editing mode when you copy that draft text into a ‘real tool’ to review and correct mistakes.
I think this would be really good for me as I know I spend what feels like a lot of time rewording sentences as I write them. When coupling that with my two core base weaknesses (inability to touch type and terrible spelling), it means I am really
slow, and often lose my train of thought while writing. I spend too much time focused on the mechanics of getting the words on the page and not enough focused on the content.
Splitting the writing phase from the editing phase certainly has the possibility of
enabling real speed increases.
So this is the first time I am trying this and I am still struggling to stop constantly correcting my typing. Not sure if that just as I am having a bad day typing, or is it the change in approach.
It feels right enough to persevere with. Maybe it will save time. Maybe it will help me better mentally separate the write/edit tasks. We will see.