Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I heard a bit of wisdom on Sunday that I thought I'd share. Don't worry. It's quick. Here it is:

Practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes a pattern.

This idea really hit home for me because it strikes at the heart of most of my writing woes. How do you write a novel? One word at a time. But, if you never give yourself time to sit down and get at it, it will never get done. It doesn't have to be perfect. The first draft certainly won't be. But if you can get it on paper, then you have something to work with and edit.

So! Work on that pattern. Perfection can come later. :)


  1. Great piece of wisdom. Now if I can only remove the pattern of doubt, frustration, and busyness...

  2. Sorry it took me so long to find this post. It was a busy week. But let me just say that your wisdom is one of the many things I love about you, my friend. Thanks for the wise words.