Some emotions are so strong that we get stuck, unable to move on. But think, how would you greet a new morning if you are too fond of last night? How would you travel if you are terribly homesick? Bad examples, maybe, but you got it, right?
Memories are like stars or moon. They are always there, sometimes flashing, sometimes quiescent. It’s not a good idea to make them a small sphere where you get trapped. Let go of it, and move on. It doesn’t mean that you have completely detached yourself from them.
So, it was about life. Now, something about writing.
My book We Will Meet Again is going to release next month, and I have finally submitted my final edits (No editorial changes would be accepted now), and I am stuck in my manuscript with a deep sense of discontentment. Constantly thinking that it could have better. I could have added this. Could have removed that…and honestly, it makes my confidence and enthusiasm sink.
It’s obviously useful but point 6 made me thinking.
It says: Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.
Really, even my publisher Mr. Pulkit Gupta (Author of Life and Promises) said to me that at some point of time I will have to move ahead to the next level of publishing.
Improvement is a constant process that always keeps a room for itself. You tend to find some flaws or scope for improvement every time you go through your work.This tip and thought gave me some solace. Some solace because I’m still not calm. I am eagerly waiting for reader’s reviews. I’ll be happy if they are good. I will see my own writing in a new light if they are not so good.
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