<$Susan Goodwill$>

Friday, December 08, 2006

Don't Look Down

There's a reason Jenny Crusie and Bob Mayer chose this title for their collaborative mystery/adventure/romance novel. Aside form the obvious fact that much of it takes place on a very high bridge, I mean.

Any writer worth her salt knows that much of the writing process involves not looking down. Just like the highwire walker or steelworker painting the bridge, looking down at the failure potential does nothing but hinder us reaching our goal. Today, I will not look down. I will take several more steps toward the finished story and enjoy the breeze and the view from atop the highwire.