I totally forgot to Celebrate the Small Things last Friday. I think my brain was still on vacation.
This week I'm celebrating a wonderful candlelit night with long-time friends. Sitting outside on a balmy summers night with candle's flickering while we laughed and chatted made me happy.
Yesterday on FB-IWSG, Lynda Young asked: "Good, better, best, never let it rest, until your good is better, until your better's best." John White (Pulitzer Prizewinning photojournalist)
When do you know you've reached "best"?
And that's my problem, I never seem to reach my "best." I edit and edit, and still choke on problematic grammar and whatnot. I have to say enough is enough.
So with that said, I'm Celebrating enough is enough and I'm moving on...
After months of editing my now completed ms, (hope) I finally opened my wip where the characters have been patiently waiting for me. I'm a slow writer, though, happy to say I've added 7k this week.
Thanks to Vikki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author for this brain child. Hop over and add your name to the celebration here.
What are you Celebrating?
Yes, sometimes we do edit to death. Good celebration, enough is enough. Enjoy your weekend.ReplyDelete
You too, Marilyn.Delete
Seven thousand words in one week is fast for me, so don't feel bad.ReplyDelete
Not sure when I hit my best. I guess when I hit the point of nitpicking.
Yes, I'm the ultimate nitpicker...good word btw.Delete
I don't think 7,000 is slow. It sounds like you're doing great! Keep up the good work.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Stephanie. Have a good weekend.Delete
Letting go sounds like a great plan. Enjoying time with friends is wonderful. Writing 7K is awesome. Keep it up.ReplyDelete
I hope to, thanks, Nana. Have a good one!Delete
The most we can do is try. I've still to find perfection in anything I do, but I love reaching for it.ReplyDelete
I don't ever expect to reach perfection, and it's a battling trying.Delete
Sounds like a lovely evening was had. I know what you mean with the editing, it can be hard to let go and move on, I've had to do that recently and it wasn't easy! Congrats on that 7k though, that's a great achievement.ReplyDelete
It was a nice time. Thanks.Delete
Congrats on the time with friends and the 7k progress. That's awesome! I'm never satisfied with my writing either. :PReplyDelete
I usually know when I hit my best, when everything about a story seems to work. Problem is it takes me an enormous amount of time to get it just right. So hang on; you'll reach your best eventually.ReplyDelete
Vanessa, me too!.
So glad you had fun with your friends and made lots of progress on your new book! Happy weekend.ReplyDelete
Great quote and congrats on the progress! I'm celebrating that it's August and school starts up in two weeks. :)ReplyDelete
Christine, our school doesn't start up for 4 weeks.
I don't think best can ever really be met, there's nearly always some way of improving everything. Well, that's my excuse for not ever getting near best LOL xReplyDelete
Time with friends is always well spent. Glad to hear you're back to working on your WIP!ReplyDelete
A candlelit summer night full of conversation is always wonderful. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Suzanne, correct, that's how I feel.Delete
Lara, you're right and thanks.
LG.- It was very nice. you too!
I'm a slow writer, too. But ever since 2013 rolled into 2014, distractions keep happening and my energy is lower than normal, too.ReplyDelete
That sounds like a lovely way to spend a night! Good luck with your writing :)ReplyDelete
Shelly, yes, life does keep us distracted.Delete
Laura, it was very nice, thanks.
I just finished a wonderful book and thought, "Oh my goodness. I am NEVER going to be able to write anything like that." And then I thought, "What can I take away from this?" So, I opened it for another read, this time writing down what I liked best as I came to it. Last night, my brain whirred while I wanted to sleep. I kept turning on the light and writing down in my notebook new and better description for my characters. Sometimes we just need a spark from someone else to set our own imagination on fire. Hang in there!ReplyDelete
Robin, so true. Have a nice weekend.Delete
Congrats on the 7K words! That's more than I write at a time. I always have a hard time saying enough is enough, but I just have to do it and call it done. Here's to moving on! Have a great weekend and hope you have more wonderful times with your friends!ReplyDelete
Lori, thank you, have a good one.Delete
Good job writing 7000 words! If I get 2000 in a week it's cause for celebration. Did you do Camp Nanowrimo to help boost your word count?ReplyDelete
Hello, Sarah, you take beautiful pictures! No I never did nano because I couldn't stand the pressure...Delete
Hi Cathrina - well done on deciding enough is enough - we can fiddle and faff and get nowhere ... so I'm pleased to see you're up to 7,000 words this past week on your new WIP - well done ..ReplyDelete
Good luck ..cheers Hilary
Thank You, Hilary!Delete