Friday, August 06, 2010
Bad Haircuts and Bad Writing
Also, please keep in mind The Wild Rose authors blog tour each Wednesday this month. I'll reming you on Tuesday so you'll know the urls.
Have you ever had a bad haircut? I don't mean a little shorter than you itended--I mean awful, terrible, horrible?
I know even bad hair cuts grow eventually. I can already almost style it. My friends have been supportive and told me it looked cute. In woman talk that means they're too kind to tell me it looks ridiculous.
So, what does this have to do with writing? It reminds me that even a bad chapter or scene can be helped. Given time, and lots of rewrites, the story will improve. Nora Roberts is reported to have said, "I can edit crap but I can't edit a blank page." Whatever is good enough for Nora is good enough for me! Right now, my hair is crap, but time will edit it. In the meantime, I can stick close to the computer, keep my head down, and write. I can always edit if it doesn't turn out well.