Are you a perfectionist? Perfectionism slows down the writing process. This article is a good reminder of when good enough is good enough.
If you have ever watched the show MythBusters on the Discovery channel, then you know the goal of co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage is to prove or disprove the veracity of commonly held beliefs. Putting these ideas to the test and sometimes under a literal microscope has paid off for them – their 11-year-old show has no signs of ending anytime soon. However, there is at least one myth they probably won’t touch, but which we as writers would be wise to bust ourselves: Practice makes perfect.
The truth of the matter is, practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes better, certainly. But perfect? No way. Learn more.
Kelly and Nancy