If only this were true about writing!

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”Aristotle

Sure, easy for a philosopher to say! If gardening was one of Aristotle’s pleasures, I doubt you’d have found his fellow Greeks lining up to argue the perfection of his produce. I mean really, would you argue with Aristotle (even if it was about a tomato)? As for us writers, we’re stuck with the old adage:

“Practice makes perfect.”Everyone Else

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4 Responses to If only this were true about writing!

  1. Daniel says:

    I suppose I’m in the category of “everyone else.” The first draft of my novel was 1200+ pages. The second was 920. It was published at 496. Third time was the charm. Blogging is much easier but writing is more rewarding. Luckily, I have both; http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com. Thanks.

  2. Cymbria says:

    According to the math, every second word you wrote was genius ; ) So really, your batting average ain’t so bad at all lol.
    ps. You can sure write a mean cheesesteak sandwich!

  3. nirveda says:

    Hmm,well i believe that if one is seriously interested/passionate about something…they shall procure all the required skills through perseverance with time…and this would ultimately point towards perfection because in perfection lies beauty…especially in arts…so that should justify both your statements..what do u say??Cheers!!

    .http://nirveda.wordpress.com

  4. Cymbria says:

    Nirveda, I agree that a person will naturally drift toward their pleasures and that any time spent immersed in those activities should be considered practice. Our passions need the time they steal out of our lives to bring their art to perfection (validating both statements) ; )

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