Vibrations Create Sound

Julia Child felt that the only way to learn how to cook was to start cooking and writing works the same way.  When Julia Child made a mistake, she always knew how to fix it and it is much easier to fix something that you write than it is to fix food.  You can’t expect your writing to be perfect, as it may never be, so you shouldn’t wait for perfection.  Get your thoughts written out, look them over and revise where you see it is necessary.  If you can get another set of eyes on your work, that would even be better.  If a tree falls in the woods and nobody hears it, would the sound exist, if nobody was able to perceive it?  The same goes for your writing, and if it remains unpublished and nobody ever reads it, then you probably just wasted your time writing.  I have 3 unpublished books and I am not waiting for perfection, as I know that I will never achieve that.  My problem is that I don’t think the world is ready for me yet.

Written for Blogging Insights New Format #37 by Dr. Tanya where she asks us what we think about today’s quote by Margaret Atwood, which is “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”

19 thoughts on “Vibrations Create Sound

    1. I saw that and I guess it is a matter of great minds thinking alike, but CNN has been having a lot of commercials about the Julia Childs special that they will soon be airing.


  1. Julia Child is reported as repeating “Anyone can cook”.
    I believe “Anyone can write.” provided they don’t aim for perfection.

    Have you seen the movie ” Julie, Julia ” about a blogger who recreates Julia’s recipes and posts about them?

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