More Shoveling And The Value of Another Look

Hope you enjoyed your weekend. We got snow, which took two days to clear, because I didn’t go out the whole afternoon yesterday to get it done. There was a big pile at the end of the driveway, too.

And I was hoping we were done with snow. Not just yet. Looks like we got one more.

But here’s saying that’s ALL we’re getting.

After I was done, I remembered going back to one part of the driveway, and finding that I’d almost forgotten to shovel it. Glad I took some more time to check things out.

The snow over the weekend got me thinking…

How many things could use another look? I mean about writing, but it can apply to life, too.

There are a lot of times I’ve discovered things that could be fixed AFTER I sent off a story or an email I thought was finished. You want to try to minimize that, but things happen, at times. That’s why I try to let stories and emails rest for a few days, if I can, before going back. Or reading things out loud, sometimes.

But every situation is different, because it depends on where you are in a project. If this is the fourth time you’ve gone over everything with a microscope, and haven’t really changed a whole lot, maybe the piece is right where it should be.

Or you could be in need of a second opinion on it.

But if there are major pieces missing, or errors in logic, or characters that need an overhaul, go ahead and fix ’em.

If an email subject line or P.S. is weak, do what you can to spruce it up.

Just like going down the driveway to check to see if there’s more snow to clean up.

And like a shoveled driveway, writing, and life in general, won’t be perfect, but we do the best we can, right?

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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