Monday, October 4, 2010


Perfectionism is the bane of many a writer. Read Kelly L. Stone's wise words in LIVING WRITE: THE SECRET TO INVITING YOUR CRAFT INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE.

"If perfectionism is inhibiting your ability to write every day, list all the reasons why your writing has to be perfect. Then tear up the list, throw it away, and move to your work-in-progress."

Very sound advice, wouldn't you say? I think the physical act of tearing up the list will be very invigorating indeed. I'm going to give it a try. Care to join me?


  1. Good advice, indeed. I think sometimes perfectionism prevents me from even getting started because I know that what goes onto the paper won't be as good as it is in my head. Very self-defeating thinking!

  2. I so agree, Jane. It can be like a physical block at times. How about we bust through it together? Here's to stomping out perfectionism!