Almost a year since my last blog. Funny how life gets in the way. Dang job is getting in the way of what I want to do.
My earlier post discussed time and how I have my countdown watch. I’m full of crap, ain't I? Not that I was lying in my intentions. Just too full of optimism. Thought I’d have my second book out by now, but my first has yet to be released. The muses love when you project your intentions just like they send me rain every time I announce a hike. Almost there. Waiting for the second proof to arrive and then I’ll be ready. Really. Gangbuster time!!
It’s said that perfection is the enemy of good. Hard to know where to dial in between those two, isn’t it? I empathize with musicians and artists and actors as they search for excellence in their craft. They are scrutinized more than I, but we all want our creations to be awesome don't we? Our best works ever; coalesced from a thought to a reality you can sense and enjoy. The author of Dune and its sequels, Frank Herbert, wrote that “A man (and woman) is a fool not to put everything he has, at any given moment, into what he is creating.” Amen. Take your time and do it right.
So I reworked it, asked a good friend to edit for me, reworked it again, and now, and I really mean NOW, I’m ready. Pretty proud of it. Still won’t be perfect, but I think the flow is good without halting thoughts or questions while you are in the ride.
What if it turns out to be a really good story? I think it is. I like where it's going. I think you will, too.
I hope you enjoy it! Still have plenty of minutes left on that watch.
Good for me.