Monday, December 7, 2015

A Writerly Lesson From Preschool

post by Michelle Griep
Life is about doing stuff you don't want to do. Don't want to sweep up the dang pine needles that got dragged in when the Christmas tree was hauled in this weekend? Then don't. But don't be surprised when you get up in the morning and sharp little pokies pierce the meat on the bottom of your feet.

But that's exactly what happens when you're a slacker.

Don't want to re-read your manuscript for the bajillionth time to make sure all your T's are crossed and I's are dotted before you send it in to your publisher? Then don't. But don't be surprised when nasty one-star reviews pop up on Amazon expounding on the crappy editing job.

But that's exactly what happens when you're a slacker.

If you didn't already learn to take the time to pick up your toys in preschool even when you didn't feel like it, guess what? You can still learn. You're not dead yet. Perfection is about taking the time to do what is necessary instead of labeling something "good enough."

2 comments:

Beverly said...

Michelle, you have a style all your own! You whack me between the eyes, yet have me laughing all the while.

chappydebbie said...

Hahaha! Have a great week!

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