I want everything to be right. Perfect.
I’m not a perfectionist by any stretch of the imagination. Sagittarians are pretty scattered to begin with, and I take the swirly path a lot further than most.
But I want my blogs on Writing Your First Book to work for both the reader and the writer. For us both to get something out of it. Especially because these days my FB account is flooded with people who have the “free” answer to your writing dreams. And I know I can do better.
Sometimes I wish I had grown up more confident. More self-assured. You know what I mean. I’ve had enough moxy to make it through 66 years of ups and downs, including writing. Yet I don’t always have the push to “go for it”, because my worksheet is incomplete.
But I’m going to do it this time.
I’ll be retired by January, and that is when my career with change. No more writing (or more like not writing) things I’m not interested in, and lots more of what I do like. I can get a job as a freelance writer or freelance proofreader.
And finish a product to boot.
My consulting friends say there is such a thing as 10,000 hours of experience that counts just as much as a college degree.
I have that.
If they need 10,000 hours of heart, I have that, too.
So it is with blushing regret that I have put my tutoring skills on the back burner until the New Year. By then I will have a whole curriculum of tips and advice that I can share. I will have advice to give away for free and books and information to sell.
A win/win for everyone, I hope.
In the meantime, let’s learn more about unique artists, about getting older, writing mistakes to avoid, and writing successes to boast about.
Boast to me. I can take it.
For I want everything to be right. Perfect.
9 thoughts on “It Has To Be Right”
It will give me MORE time to write! You are so right!
… you will have the time to devote yourself to the things you love.
I started writing
When you retire
very inspiring …to be captain of your own ship and to sail where ever you want!
You know me… go go go on the front end, slow down in the middle, forget it all by the end! But this time I won’t forget the next chapter? We can wait together!
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You are such an inspiration! I know nothing in this world is ever perfect. And it’s too hard to achieve. I guess I just want things to make sense, to feel complete as much as they can be. Of course, perfection is my grandkids…ha…really my love for them. And I will definitely follow your retirement suggestions!
If you “want everything to be right. Perfect ” you had better hang it up right now. Perfect comes in heaven. Here we have to do our best – learn from our mistakes – and settle for imperfect (unless you want to go crazy, of course!). You will love retirement if you learn to pursue your passions, relax your mornings, and let God guide your days. Enjoy those three grandchildren, spend the time you wish you’d had before with that fantasy fiction writing you love, rekindle old friendships, and learn to go with the flow. Retirement’s great!
I can wait. Next year is not that far, soon it will be September, than Halloween, by the end of November Christmas is in the air and then there is January! so take your time…