As I revise the second volume of my series, “The Red Cloak,” I am beginning to second, third and fourth guess my choices. Soon, the whole plot (which I already completely rewrote once) seems like garbage. Ugh. Writers- you already feel my pain. Readers- time for props to all your favorite writers. We suffer. Oh, how we suffer for you! As much as I know this too shall pass, it stinks being in the middle of the mire right now. Yes, the story isn’t perfect. It needs work. But- it will eventually reach okay-ness.
Somewhere in my battered notebook I have recorded the quote- “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor…clutter is wonderfully fertile ground.” (Anne Lamott) These are much needed words today. I am knee-deep in clutter. Good thing I’m short.
Enjoy this video from my favorite YouTubers (not a type of potato)- Blimey Cow. If you only knew how much these guys put me to shame with their talent…I feel good being in their company of mutual self-doubt. We all feel it. There’s a devil on your shoulder, too…am I right?
- Quote This: Anne Lamott on #perfectionism (undogmaticunschoolers.wordpress.com)