I know sometimes when I speak, I think faster than the words come out of my mouth, so I trip over what I meant to say. I sometimes even skip ahead to the middle and people have to back me up and ask what I’m referring to. That makes me wonder if it also happens when writing something as well. Is my mind miles ahead of what I writing that my fingers have a hard time keeping up when there trying to type what I’m thinking.
I realize that’s what editing is all about. But what if you lose the meaning of what you wanted to write if you didn’t write it out exactly as your mind was thinking it. Would the essence of that meaning still be there? Or would it go off on a different track than originally thought. Maybe in the long run that’s even better. But what if it wasn’t? Would it then be better to slow the mind down? So that you can write what you’re thinking exactly as you’re thinking it.
There are times it’s very important to write exactly what you mean, so there's no misinterpretation of what you’re trying to tell your future readers. My thoughts give examples of instruction booklets, but even in fiction there are times we need the reader to think the exact same way we thought when we wrote the scene. To hopefully convey the same emotions we felt while writing it. So I hope when I write a scene that makes me feel like crying it tugs at my reader in the same way. Or if my heart starts racing, theirs does too. I don’t know if these scenes can be spelled out, but if you throw your emotions into them when you’re writing them, then those emotions should come out when reading the scene as well.
It is why I try never to force the writing to come out and that I feel it’s always best to write from the heart. If you do that your readers will know it.
In essence say exactly what you mean to say when you write, so your readers can feel your emotions come through your writing when they read what you write.