Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday French Inspiration

When you tour the Loire Valley during the off season you may not get the full experience.  I love how the covering over the scaffolding tries to fool your eyes.  If you close one eye and turn your head and squint a little then it might look like the real thing.  It leaves you somewhat unsatisfied.

Have you ever read a book like this?  Maybe it has be a first, second or third draft of something you have written.  It looks good.  It works for the most part; however, it needs revised yet again.  If you want to pull in the big crowds your work has got to do more than an off season castle.  Sure it will draw a crowd, but just imagine all the bells and whistles.  Fully restored and the gardens in bloom.  Your book completed with the best word choices, the subplots weaving seamlessly with the plot.  You would have a real page turner on your hands.

No matter what you are doing in life, do it well, and make it something you are proud to put your name on.

 *The link above will take you to previous Chenonceau Wednesday French Inspiration posts.

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Carolyn V. said...

Yes, I have (read something that needs revision again and again...and again). But you are right, it has to hit the mark. =)

L.T. Elliot said...

I love this analogy. What a perfect way to put it because if I got that close to a castle and discovered it wasn't a real one, I might be pretty ticked. I know I feel that way about a book that I almost-loved and then was let down on.

elizabeth mueller said...

Hi Amber! Wonderful analogy. So true. I wouldn't want to put my name on something that I'd be ashamed of!

Kasie West said...

So true. I try to live by that motto: Do things well enough to be proud to have my name attached.

elizabeth mueller said...

Amber! You have an award waiting for you!