Friday, February 25, 2011

you don't need more time

"You don't need more time... you just need to decide"
Seth Godin

This quote rescued me the other day.

For the past 6 months, I've been working on a longer book (well longer for me--around 15,000 words). I was nearing the end of the (frightful) first draft and experiencing Writer Whiplash--where one minute your manuscript is great only to discover the next that it's been nothing but appalling drivel all along.

As I was going over the text and deciding what was good and what wasn't, what stays/what goes, the anxiety was building and I was dithering and beginning to unravel everything.

Like unknitting your knitting (not that I knit but you get the picture). 
I felt I wouldn't ever finish. That I needed more time. That if only I had more time...
When this quote landed in my inbox.

"You don't need more time... you just need to decide."

It stopped the unraveling and the self-doubt in their tracks. It unstuck me from my perfectionism bog. And freed me to... (as Nike says)... just do it.

So. What is it you need to decide?

large trim JSB!

it's here!

twice the size twice as good!
(with a reader's ribbon and made specially for reading in a group setting)

when i saw it i felt like--why wasn't it always like this--it is so GORGEOUS!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

as a farewell to snow (I love you but it's time, no?)

a sweet parting...
a glorious snowy stormy scene...

painting: "Snow Storm--Steam Boat Off a Harbor's Mouth Making Signals in Shallow Water" (1842) Turner

cables running riot ((publish on: 03/14/11))

"You can precipitate my problems with cables by simply calling me. There is a 50 percent chance that you will be greeted by the sound of my desk set banging against a radiator, because the spiral cord of my phone keeps tangling and assembling itself into a compact ball. Why? Am I unconsciously rotating or dancing while talking on the phone?"

Christoph Nieman, Abstract City (NYT)

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