Focus Fox says: When you stop expecting your novel to be perfect, you can enjoy it for what it is. That flaming turd ball you created. Get the fire extinguisher and machete and go in for the edit. paraphrasing Donald Miller
You may not know this, but I really like art. I tend to like pictures of cute fantasy animals, magnificent solar systems, or women surrounded by desolation. So for fun, I decided to see if I could get a logo / signature from Fiverr. I chose to have three unique concepts (with some revisions allowed)….
Focus Fox: Perfection
Focus Fox says: When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target. So I recommend roller skates and a hockey stick. paraphrasing George Fisher
Focus Fox: imagination
Focus Fox says: Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. So if you randomly change your writing start time, you should therefore become more imaginative. paraphrasing Oscar Wilde
Focus Fox: Writing Buddy
Focus Fox says: Find a buddy that you wouldn’t want to admit you spent the last 30 minutes ‘writing’ on Amazon while you were really looking at toys for the kids. Then either lie your butt off or actually write. Either way you will be making up a story.
Kidbit: Cartwheels and father’s day
“I can’t do a cartwheel.” My daughter puts her hands down and kicks her feet up, before slumping to the ground. “Maybe someone can show you and then you can practice,” I say. “Can you do cartwheels?” She adds that hopeful lilt at the end. “Nope, but Daddy can.” Her eyebrow juts up. She has…
Focus Fox: Book
Focus Fox says: Having a physical reminder of the things you want to achieve can be very helpful. Try sticking a book in your back pocket to remind you that writing is a pain in the butt.
Focus Fox: Fear
Focus Fox says: The only thing we have to fear in writing is fear itself, well and acquisition editors… and agents… and bad reviews… and social media… and wolves… and cougars. Quick run to your dens.
Focus Fox: Goals
Focus Fox says: If you are struggling with goals, change them up. Maybe instead of focusing on word count, you should focus on pages. But, if you have to lean in too close to focus, consider glasses.
Ever notice how different families tend to have a different motto they lived by. It was the phrase they said when things got tough or talking about someone else having a hard time. I grew up at the intersection of ‘It is what it is’ and ‘it could be worse’. I never really thought about…