Thursday, October 7, 2010

Is it Writing or Renovating?

10. Underneath all the crap there's usually something worth keeping.

9. Sentimentality will lead you down a road of non- accomplishment.

8. The mess grows bigger before it starts shrinking.

7. Always allow more time than you thought. Then add more again.

6. Do all your necessary preparation before you begin. Skipping a step at this stage will lead to less-than-stellar results down the road.

5. You will be interrupted at the most inconvenient time.

4. You will question every decision you make.

3. Everyone else seems to be better at this than you are.

2. A second pair of eyes (or a third or fourth) are invaluable.

1. You will never have a bigger smile than when you realize you're finished.


  1. All are appropriate but I learned 5 & 6 the hard--very hard--way. #1 is definitely the most fun

  2. I agree with every single one of these statements.

  3. Mary; I agree! If only it didn't take so long to get there!

    Carol; I'm pleased I hit the nail on the head. (sorry, couldn't resist)

  4. Elspeth - What a wonderful analogy! And so, so true, too! And may I humbly add: "When you realise you need help, ask for it."

  5. These are so true and I've been through each and every one.


  6. Clarissa; So have I. But the universe keeps making me learn these lessons over and over again.

  7. I think #5 is something I encounter hourly...

  8. Elizabeth; I feel your pain. But you seem to get more accomplished in an hour than I do in a week. You have my endless admiration.

  9. Having just finished upgrading the upstairs and getting ready to start a basement remodel...I hear you! So true.

    Terry's Place
    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

  10. They're all true but #5 is a frequent companion of mine - Dog: I have to go out! Me: Can't you wait for 12 hours or so? The thoughts are flowing...

  11. Terry; You are my hero. We're about to start a bathroom and my writing room.

    Laura; I have cats who stare at me in a judgmental fashion. It's most un-nerving.


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