Sunday, 13 September 2009

Way to learn a lesson

I have to confess that I'm not a great planner when it comes to writing. I know where I'm going to start and I know where I want to finish and how I get there is a journey. However today I have learned that I should make at least some notes as I'm going along.
My current project is in seven definite parts and I'm writing each part with my trusty pink pen and then typing it up, changing the odd word or phrase here and there as I go. This morning I have been working on typing up the second part.
I was typing away quite happily until my fingers tapped out a sentence. As I hit the full stop I suddenly thought, "Hang on a minute, that can't be right."
I thought that I had got a timing issue wrong. I thought that what I said had happened couldn't possibly have. So I had to spend half an hour trawling through what I had already written trying to work it out.
It turned out that my timing was right and I'm pleased about that because I thought that I must have worked it out before I actually wrote or at least hoped that I had.
So this morning I have learned two valuable lessons.
1. Trust myself.
2. Make more no make that some notes.
Time for a cup of tea I think.


Angel Bluestocking said...

I wonder if that is a 'Lamy' pen? It looks identical to mine although mine is a copper colour. It makes me smiles that we are similar - I always like to write notes with my best pen too.

And I have also learnt to trust myself. All the advice and suggestions in the world - you have to believe in what you're doing if you are going to see it through to the end.

warm wishes

Colette said...

The pink pen is a Waterman but I think I've seen a Lamy that is almost identical. I love my pen.
I do try and trust my instincts in most things - I just had to check th etime thing.