Not sure if this will qualify for the blog hiatus, but it's relevant to my writing space, so maybe.I am a frequent chauffeur to my three girls (ages 5, 5, and 7). They know I like nature and fields, and every time we pass a field, one of them inevitably says, "oh mommy, you DEFINITELY don't ever want that field to get destroyed" which is kind of odd and specific, but of course I agree.A few months ago, as I was cleaning my office, I came across a tiny slip of paper. In my 7yo's handwriting, it read, DESTROY THEM. Well, technically it said "Duastoy them" because she is learning to spell. I was suitably surprised, but couldn't help but think, what a great motto. I mean, for editing a mss that is way too long.I flipped it over, and on the back, which I realized was actually the front, it said, "My mom loves fields please don't".I keep it on my desk. Whenever I am discouraged about editing, I see "DESTROY THEM" and with that wisdom, I slash all those unnecessary words. Because really, it is a great motto.Hope your December will bring lots of good things, Janet.
Friday, December 20, 2019
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