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Friday, November 22, 2013

Writing the Perfect Book

It's not going to be perfect. So what do you do?

You just keep writing.

Just grind it out. The next day re-read what you wrote. It may sound better than you thought it would. If not, you'll probably have some idea on how to make it better. But don't worry about it being perfect. For one thing, you can rewrite and polish later. For another, nothing is perfect, so don't expect to write the perfect book.

What you can do is write the best book that you can write. It will be your idea. Your voice. Your story.

That wonderful book that you had in your mind before you ever sat down and actually started writing is never going to be perfect.

But don't give up. Just keep writing.


  1. Yup. It's a sad fact that what's in the head doesn't always translate the same to the page. But you've got to get it on there in order to work out all the kinks! =)

  2. "...Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack in everything
    That's how the light gets in."

    Leonard Cohen

  3. We keep hoping it'll be perfect, don't we? The only way to get even close to perfect is to keep writing. :-)

  4. So true! And if you put that kind of pressure on yourself, there's a good chance you'll never finish a thing!

  5. Nope, never perfect. But always improve-able. And like you say, sometimes BETTER than we thought.