How many of us do it. I know it is important to auto-edit ourselves, I mean, good lord, imagine what the world would be like if we didn't. Some folks seem to auto-edit themselves to a standstill though. Especially when pursuing creative activities.
I know one woman here, a fluent and educated speaker, who when she writes, in whatever language....and she has three that she's fluent in, she seizes up and what comes out is stilted and awkward.
I am working with her on getting over this..she is also a student of mine....and it is an interesting challenge. I auto-edit on this site, partially because I am a wee bit coy about our identities - and I'm very good with that - so some editing happens there. Some also happens as I don't want to write about just anything at all. There is also a certain amount of tailoring to the medium, and in the past an occasional urge to write the kids of posts that garner the most comments...if I were to pursue that it would be all Chuck all the time I might add....not quite true, only nearly.
But some people auto-edit, or self-judge themselves so much that what emerges is stifled, stilted and awkward.
How to get around it? To switch off that voice in the head telling stopping you before you even get the pen down, or brush wet.
For me, what we are trying now is unjudged volume. Simply trying to flood the editor with sheer mass or words till he wearies of the task. Get things flowing so to speak....