Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for . . .

Beginnings. With writing as with most things, it doesn't so much matter where you begin, as that you do. In my experience writing is about 80% editing; however, you must have something to edit!

"Leave it lay for just one day and, oh brother, gonna come back and find it gone."--from Queen of Hearts, by Gregg Allman



19 comments:

  1. Very true. I have the issue of writing it but dropping the ball when I edit. I am getting better at it but each time I cut a word it feels like I am cutting one of my babies. It is a work of progress.

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    1. Sometimes I can't write for editing.

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  2. Yep! You have to begin in order to finish. Let's go.

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  3. I agree. Getting started is the hardest part of writing, but it's the most important, or you'll have nothing to improve on.

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    1. Thanks for visiting & commenting, Steph!

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  4. So true...and love your short posts. So many to read these next few weeks.

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  5. This is so so true. I'm often telling people to just write. Worry about the content afterward.

    I'm blogging the A to Z Challenge too at A to Z of Nostalgia

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  6. Muse, your writing makes every day seem like Sunday!

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    1. I'm telling you not to stop, Chief! :)

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    2. I didn't then and I won't now!

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  7. Unfortunately what you're saying is true, and I'm feeling the pain of it lately. It's been a hard lesson to learn but a very necessary one.

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  8. Man o man, I can begin things with the best of them... I hope your word for F is "finishing"...

    Just clickin' random A-to-Z links and stumbled in here... nice to meetcha!

    Dave the Goof

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  9. So true! As Tolkien said, "It's the job that's never started that takes the longest to finish."

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  10. Love the beginning of good things. Blessings

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