And I wish you a Happy Tuesday on this 11th day of June, 2013. Where has the time gone? I feel it fleeing…do you? I was literally behind schedule by 8:30 in the morning yesterday. That’s hard to do but I managed to pull it off. As a result, my writing was rushed by noon….but then I had a talk with myself.
What did I talk about? I pointed out to my rushed self that writing is a craft and it should be treated as such. Simply writing quickly to meet some self-imposed deadline is to cheat those who would read my work. It is giving 50% in order to squeeze in under the publishing deadline and that kind of action is beneath me and should be beneath you.
I have an article coming out Wednesday talking about this very subject. We writers are artists of the word, and as such we need to treat our craft with respect, and rushing through a piece simply to finish is a disservice.
I say that with all due respect to all writers out there. If we are not giving it our very best effort then we are short-changing ourselves and our readers….I refuse to do that!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Charles Caleb Colton (1780 – 1832), Lacon, 1820
I think that pretty much sums up what I was trying to say earlier.
TIP OF THE DAY
Be patient with yourself and your progress, but write as if there was no tomorrow.
SITE OF THE DAY
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (O.W.L.) is kind of an interesting site that I just stumbled upon. You can find it here. It actually has some very helpful links for professional writers, teachers of writing and more.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
You know how this works. You look at the picture and then open up your minds and imaginations and let the words flow on paper. Pretty simple, huh?
BOOK OF THE DAY
Stephen King’s memoir on writing….”On Writing”….is a great read and look inside the creative process. Read about it here.
ADIOS UNTIL TOMORROW
Or as my friend Joe says, Aloha! I hope you have a productive and creative day. Remember to give it your best and never settle for less.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”