Usually I pick a subject I want to write about and I start thinking about the target audience: what do they look like, what do they want, etc. After that, I'm outlining the points I want to make and I pick a good title subject. So far so good.
When I start writing, I can't find my words so easy, but I eventually do, and I type that sentence. The next thing I find myself doing is analyzing that sentence to see if it really makes sense, if I'm not doing something wrong - I usually delete it over and over again up until I feel satisfied and I love the way it looks.
See, the problem is that it takes so much time! I aim for 1000+ words, always. I can fill that up with great content, but my problem is communicating. I always feel like I could write that paragraph better, or do better, and I stop a thousand times just to analyze and rewrite.
It's exhausting and I can't seem to find a way out. For example, yesterday, it took me 8 hours effective time (that excludes the bathroom breaks, eating, or wasting time).
It's not my language, I know. I try to get better at it every single day, I read grammar books, articles, magazines, books. I also write every day. So tell me.. is this common for a beginner? Especially a non-native one?
Can you give me some advice ?
PS. I wrote this thread without deleting any sentences, and I did it in 5 minutes. It seems I find my words faster when I talk here. Does my "non-edited" English suck?