Getting it Done

“What’s needed for this work is a healthy ego and an even healthier capacity for self-disgust. Ego gets you writing; self-disgust makes you revise” Fiona Maazel

After eight years trying to write books much smaller than a food truck and blogs worthy of the reader, I think Fiona Maazel has a point, as do those who struggle to spell her last name. My ego had this sense that I was meant to write after 42 years on the treadmill with those who toil for a boss.

Self-disgust with early drafts drives me. Somehow I get to a point where my intuition tells me, this is the best and the least disgusting piece with which you can go public.

Only humans have the emotion of disgust and only humans write, although I may have seen a chimpanzee trying to put something together.