Even if it’s that chapter you finally finished yesterday, despite concerted efforts from a family member. If you finished it, that’s success.
Just don’t overdo it. A sugar-high can be an ugly thing.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important than the outcome.
A book I like on success and ‘getting stuff done’: The One Thing by Gary Keller. [No, I don’t always heed the advice, but it serves to get me back to the essentials.]
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Newspaper’s…store sign’s…blog post’s…everywere you look, you see typographical error’s, subject-verb disagreement’s, and multiple misuse’s of the apostrophe.
Your wundering if its a plot to drive you nut’s. **
What to do? Cease and desist reading hard or Web copy?
Or, for a measure of writerly catharsis, whip out a red pen at the coffee shop and have at the local rag. [Do resist intrusive rants and violent shredding, and you might consider an iced frappa-soya-chino instead of the lawsuit-inducing 16 oz. dark roast .]
Or just shrug and forge ahead, secure with the guiding light of Warriner’s English Grammar and Composition rules.
**Count the number of errors in the bold text and let me know in the comments how many you’ve detected. If you’re really intense, copy/paste the text in the comment box and paste in little dagger emojis next to the errors.
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Age-old wisdom from golfing instructors: “Keep your head down.”
It works with first drafts too.
Head down. Or at least away from the screen.
The misspelled ‘their’…the extra space at the end of a sentence…the ‘angle’ instead of ‘angel’? Fixable.
‘Drift’ in your draft? Not so fixable. Ditto that feeling you’ve been through a grinder after your daily 1000 words.
Remember: Head down. [You can sweat the ergonomics later.]
Typical victim of EAYD [Edit-As-You-Draft].
At least his head’s down…
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