Ranting about perfection

I’ve always been driven. Even as a kid, I always tried harder. The problem isn’t that I need to try harder, the problem is that I want perfection. I stare at the scene I’ve written and shake my head in despair. Absolute garbage! Delete button, here I go.

I found this article by Joe Bunting titled The Myth of Perfection on The Write Practice. It was actually really helpful because he starts by saying: you’re never going to be perfect. For me, that was great news because it set me free. I can accept it and try to do a good job, not a perfect job.

When I look forward, I get overwhelmed. I think of the odds against me and they seem insurmountable. It helps if I look back. Once, I didn’t speak English. I wrote and didn’t believe I’d ever get published. I’ve written a book, I have another on the works.

Maybe I need to embrace Good Enough and kick Perfection in the butt.

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Cute posts on reading

Cute, interesting and, hopefully, uplifting. Here are some posts about reading that will hopefully get some smiles.

5. Funny quotes about bibliophiles.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/bibliophiles

4. 10 ways to tell if you’re a bibliophile (if you know the meaning of the word, odds are, you’re one of us)

http://www.gurl.com/2013/09/22/ways-to-tell-bookworm-reading/

3. Awesome quotes from the one and only William Shakespeare.

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/william_shakespeare.html

4. Not a reader? Become one and join us (it’s so much fun!). Here’s how!

http://blog.liferemix.net/20-simple-ways-become-bookworm

5. Finally, a touch of humour. 😀

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Cute posts on writing

Cute, interesting and, hopefully, uplifting. Here are some posts about writing that will hopefully get some smiles.

1. The tools used by some of the greats to write their masterpieces. They’re surprisingly low-tech!

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2014/05/what-tools-did-famous-authors-use-to-write-their-popular-books/

2. A curious group of funny facts about books in general.

http://ideasofindian.blogspot.ca/2008/05/some-interesting-facts-about-books-and.html

3. How writing affects your brain!

http://www.bestinfographics.co/amazing-facts-about-writing-and-the-brain-infographic/

4. A cute list.

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(credit: allfunnyimages.com)

5. Finally, a comic on writing!

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