Getting Good: How I’m Trying to Be a Better Writer

I have a confession to make: I’m a perfectionist. No, not the debilitating kind of perfectionist, who can never finish a project, but the long-term kind. After publishing over a million words, I’m still convinced I can write a lot better. I want to share what goes on behind the scenes, showing some of the […]

Perfectionism Isn’t Bad (In the Long-Term)

A common piece of advice is that perfectionism is bad. At least, that’s what you’d believe if you read an online article on the topic. However, I feel the situation is more complex. Certainly some perfectionism is bad–it causes us to procrastinate, leave projects unfinished and become mired in self-criticism. But, in some ways perfectionism […]