Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

resisting perfection

100_4179I used to try to get everything just perfect before I moved on in a novel. This is an obsessive/compulsive type impulse and must, I believe, be resisted. For one thing, nothing is ever perfect. This approach is a way to get stuck. It is a way to forget your story, to lose the forest for the sake a tree or, even, a single branch.

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