In my unofficial list of "people who have done great things," I have to include Vincent Van Gogh.
Right? I mean, he's Van Gogh.
And when I look at big achievements, I too easily slip into imagining that they were done all at once, with trumpets fanfaring along. Confetti pouring down. That great things feel like great things as they are being made.
Which is a daunting perspective to bring to the task of writing a book. Even a book that doesn't have to be great: I'd settle for pretty darn good.
But my writing days are made up of small moments, small tasks. Little adjustments, little ideas.Read More