“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” ~ Emily Dickinson
I am not a professional editor. I find that I do reread my postings and continually make corrections. When I first post my posts are based on the emotional inspiration that comes up. This is when I am likely losing all sight to imperfections and grammar and misspelling. Then I try to edit my writing as time goes on. My goal is to be as perfect as I can be. I know the truth about having work published in books, magazines and profession web sites. In these cases all work gets edited many times by many editors. I respect their discipline. Editing is not my forte but writing a good story is. I try to catch an image or archetype and then write it into being. I know this may sound simplistic but I will write it just the same. Once while watching an episode of Little House on the Prairie, Pa tells Laura about writing,
“There are those educated at the best universities, these are the ones we learn to respect. There are those that learn by nature, these are the ones we learn to love.”
My writing is somewhere between the two. I am not too interested in being respected. Being loved is much more fulfilling to me. Yet, I am not too sure on how homogenous the two go together in this world of ours. I am always open to suggestions or editorial insights. Maybe I will not agree but I will think about it. I also know that Emily Dickinson gave her editor a hard time… aren’t you glad she did !!!