Most of the time, you read a much different version of what I intend to write. First, I write and write and write. Then, I edit. Sometimes, when I’m “feeling” it, I write exactly what I intend and want and know to be good, without editing. That’s rare, though.
The opposite is true in talking. I have to edit my words before speaking them. Trust me, unfiltered thoughts turned into words are no good for anyone. I’ve tried to dig myself out of verbal ditches many times before. It’s not fun.
Both forms of editing are difficult. And important. And often forgotten. The world could use a few more editors.
Say what’s important, what needs to be said/written. Edit everything else.