Friday, March 23, 2012

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Come to think of it, Fiorella's disentangling technique is the same m.o. she uses to herd the dogs in and out of the house while preventing them from killing each other, to manage time allotted to her multiple-tasking self-assignments, and to write her romances. It's look, analyze, plan, perform, and re-assess.

The re-assessment is why you'll often see one of Fiorella's blog entries rewritten from one day to the next. It's also how Fiorella could continue to unsnarl the Christmas light cords as their weave continuously changed. It's what allows her to readjust her to-do list for best use of time when her prospective agent emails her that she's going to send her a mark-up of the first fifty pages of Fio's Princess of Bosque Bend revisions, which means Fio better wait to see them before continuing with her rewrite of the next fifty pages. And it's what hones her skills as a writer.

Yes, Fiorella is like that French artist, Cezanne maybe, who was caught adding finishing touches to one of his paintings in an art museum. She'll keep after something till she can do no more.

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