|Tripp Harrison Studio and Gallery - Original artwork |
Every writer strives to make their story the best it can be, sometimes to the detriment of their state-of-mind. If you've ever written a sentence or paragraph twenty different ways and it still doesn't live up to your expectations, then you know what I mean. As writers, we only achieve peace-of-mind when we realize that perfection is not an achievable goal.
Don't mistake my meaning. Serious writers continue to stretch their imagination and improve in their writing skill in order to produce the very best story possible. However, does it need to be perfect to be beautiful? The artwork on the left answers that question. Just as artistic beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so too, is the beauty of a well-crafted story to its reader. As an avid reader myself, if the story draws me in and compels me to stay, I could care less about a few imperfections in style, grammar, or formatting. In fact, I probably don't even see most of them, I'm too consumed with what my favorite character is doing. What's your opinion?