by Beth Vogt @BethVogt
|"Life is trying things to see if they work." Ray Bradbury|
I like the freedom inherent in today’s quote:
Life is about trying things … and maybe they work, and maybe they don’t.
Life isn’t about getting it right the first time. And there are some seasons in our lives when it isn’t about getting it right most of the time.
Life is about discovering what works for you.
So here’s a story for you:
I went to breakfast yesterday with a few writing friends. One of those friends was an early writing mentor. This is how my former mentor complimented me on Somebody Like You, my latest novel: Beth, I hope it’s okay for me to say this, but Somebody Like You is better than Catch a Falling Star. (Catch a Falling Star is the novel I wrote before SLY.)
My response: I hope so!
I try to up my game with every book I write. I want to discover what is working for me as a writer—and improve on it. And I also try to figure out what isn’t working—and fix it in the next book I write.
I wish I had learned the whole “how’s it working for you?” principle sooner in my life—instead of operating on the “let’s pretend I’ve got it all together and aim for perfectionism” theory. When I allow myself to learn—and leave room for both success and failure—then I grow in an atmosphere of grace.
In Your Words: So what have you tried lately—and discovered “Wow! This worked!” And what have you tried … and it didn’t work? And what did you learn from those experiences?
Discovering what works for often involves trying something new - via @BethVogt on @EdieMelson (Click to Tweet)