I need to be a finisher, not a perfectionist. Do you need to be a finisher, too? Author and Social Media Expert Kristen Lamb has some thoughts on that. Lamb is a blogger to read.
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The world around us is always pushing this notion of “perfection” and, I don’t know about you, but sometimes I wonder what “reality” looks like. All the models are tall and thin and young with poofy lips (and men have their own variety of the super model stereotype). They have fabulous clothes and new cars and go on expensive vacations.
Even our homes! When I look around my house that’s littered with toys, my sink full of dishes and two baskets full of laundry (even though I just DID laundry) I wonder what a real home is supposed to look like? Where do I fit? Sure NOT on Pinterest.
Granted, there are areas I KNOW I am slacking (*cough* Christmas tree is STILL standing) and let’s not talk about the state of my drawers and closets. But, I generally (when the…
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2 thoughts on “Balancing Writing & Life—The World Rewards Finishers NOT Perfection”
I absolutely agree. I used to serve as writing coach to my beloved wife. She had a problem with Wanting It to Be Perfect from Line One. I told her: just get something down. That’s the important thing. No matter how rough, write it out. Work on it as long as you like after that, and make the finish as high as you can–but at some point you have to stop. A serious writer can polish forever.
Amen to that!
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