Waiting for perfection?

In Finishing School: The Happy Ending to That Writing Project You Can’t Seem to Get Done, Danelle Morton and I provide concrete solutions to this problem of being stuck because your standards are inappropriate to the task. It’s not that your standards are high. High standards are great. But inappropriate standards are just self-defeating.




We show how you can keep moving forward by using the method of regular goal-setting and mutual support. And we declare solidarity with all the other writers in the world by calling out the kinds of impossible, self-defeating advice and beliefs that bedevil writers and impede the creative process. Don’t fall for the con.

Recognize that dreams of fame and stardom can leave us helpless and out of touch with reality.