Houses of the Broken and Other Stories

Seeking Substance – Is something better than nothing?

I was educated in the school of “Less is More.” Simplicity in design, God is in the details, what have you. Only produce and display the most refined product you can. Do not cloud the message with indecision.

While many times I can refine and revise before pen even hits paper, sometimes it puts me in to analysis paralysis. The ideas filter and loop but nothing quite breaks orbit. Then I start thinking: Well, practice makes perfect, right? To get better, you have to produce, produce, produce.

Where’s the balance? I find myself wanting to do everything and nothing, all at once. Nothing has been winning. Time and energy have been finite resources, and let’s face it: Nothing is a whole lot easier than something.

But I have more fun when I do something, even if it’s wrong. Ok… I’ll be honest…. especially if it’s wrong. (The right kind of wrong, of course!)

So here’s an attempt at something, instead of nothing. Now all I need is a kindred trouble maker to keep the something coming.

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3 responses

  1. Not sure what kind of trouble maker you’re looking for, but would love to chat about how things are going with the book and bounce marketing ideas off of each other. It’s been a wild summer here with mine, so I’d love to swap ideas! ;-)

    October 1, 2014 at 9:52 am

  2. Been a busy summer for so many people, I need a winter hibernation to catch up! Seems like yours is going well so far? I’m half way through editing. Fun stuff.

    October 7, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    • Editing did feel like it took forever for me (2 editors and 4 extensive edits) but it was so worth it as you got to watch the diamond really sparkle!
      Had a radio interview air in NYC, had another on The Author’s Show, and am now working with a company out of New Zealand that’s going to distribute a teaser chapter to their subscribers (Imagine ‘wine of the month club’ only with coffee/chocolate/romance)
      Have been slowly building reviews, too – it’s a rollercoaster ride that keeps me very busy but so happy!

      October 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

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