Monthly Archives: September 2014

Proudly perfectionistic

target-with-three-arrows-300x240I am a perfectionist, and this is not a confession.

I am a proud perfectionist!

I’m certainly not claiming to be perfect. We all know there’s a difference between being perfect and being a perfectionist.

What I can’t understand is why our culture seems overwhelmingly opposed to perfectionism. Why is it viewed as a weakness?

If your goal is not perfection, what is it? Imperfection? Continue reading


My favorite part of writing

Photo: Mateusz Łapsa-Malawski

It’s different for every writer.

Most writers agree that rewriting is their least favorite part. But we all have different favorites when it comes to the entire “conception to publication” process.

For me, it’s not when I start on a book. It’s not even when I finally finish writing a book (you never really finish writing a book, you just abandon it at some point).

Surprisingly, it’s not even when the advance copy of my book arrives in the mail from the publisher.

Nope. For me the best part is the contract.

Sounds odd. Let me explain. Continue reading