Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stop The Insanity - Consider Change

This week's focus is: change. Albert Einstein had it right, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." A lot of companies go under because they don't adapt, they don't change based on the needs of the economy, their industry, the workforce, etc. Writers should take heed too. If you've been doing the same thing over and over again and you're not getting results, then maybe you need to take a step back and reevaluate. It may not be the WHAT but the HOW.

Case in point, on a small scale: I've been reworking chapter 3 for three days and still it didn't feel exactly right. I was getting frustrated and didn't know what to do about it. And then I took a step back, reread it from the beginning and decided to change how I was approaching it. I cut the first 5 paragraphs and started in the middle of the action instead of the lead-up, and voila it finally feels right.

No more insanity. If you're not getting the results, try a different approach. And maybe, just maybe it will be the magic ingredient to success.

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