Today’s #SoCS prompt is: “ect.” Find a word with the letters “ect” in it, and base your post on that word. (Not to be confused with “et cetera,” which is “etc.”) Enjoy!
I chose the word: perfect. The other day whilst scrolling through YouTube, I saw a thumbnail that said that striving for perfection will ruin your life, or something of the sort.
Man, that is a great reminder. I am a perfectionist and workaholic. And I may have learned, long ago, that flawlessness is impossible, but that doesn’t mean my mistakes don’t keep me up at night.
Currently, my main concern is my external editing process—aka not my own stuff. I am trying to exercise more control over not re-writing an author’s story as much. It’s still a very real struggle to dance along the line of making a story better and taking it over.
The best I can do is remind myself of it.
Again and again.
Maybe, one day, I’ll feel like I’m doing it the right way.
But probably not.