Starting Over…

I started to erase all the posts and start this blogging adventure over with a clean slate. But that would be hiding my mistakes when I think it can be a poignant teaching opportunity.

As writers making an internet debut, no matter how much polish, spit, blood and tears you put into making things just right, there will inevitably fall upon your word-child an error – a flaw that comes to inform you and your audience that you are indeed human. Our best should always be our best,  mistakes will come, and those who carry on afterward will live to write another day.

In the face of a mistake, you can compose or decompose. Both may stink, but only one has any chance of getting better.

Find your niche.

Edit to improve, not to pander.

Hold onto your passion with both hands.


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  2 comments for “Starting Over…

  1. October 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Dennis, right there with you. I had the same idea of erasing some earlier posts but am leaving them there for the same reasons you are. Love this quote: “When you see a successful person you see only the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them” – Vaibhav Shah. What helps me most is to hear from successful people, or those on their way there, about how they started, their struggles, challenges, and failures and how they stayed the course and used each failure as a learning and growth opportunity.

    Stay the course, fail wonderfully, grow strong!

    • October 9, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Very encouraging, Janet! Thank you!

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