Monday, November 15, 2010
Something on Every Page?
Some classmates and I were talking about how we used to dress up so much at the beginning of the year but as the year went on, the t-shirts and scrubs made their daily appearances. Pearl studs, heels, make up....all of those went out the door! Maybe it's human nature to put more effort in at the beginning of things...whether that means the beginning of a relationship, school year, project....but eventually, a steady erosion kicks in and we become complacent...resigned, even.
While I was thinking about this, I remembered some writing advice I found: make sure that there is something important on every page. In writing, that erosion cannot come into play. A reader should NOT be able to a skip a page and be fine. We have to put in that effort day in and day out, giving our work no choice but to exude meaning on every level.
And maybe it's okay to hit that restart button and do this more in daily life, no?