The things that I should write,
Courage to edit the things
Which should be changed,
And the wisdom to distinguish
The worthwhile from the worthless.
Writing one line at a time,
Accepting that discipline is the pathway to Publication,
Taking, not as Hemingway did,
But the blank page and cursor before me,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting my editor to make it right,
I surrender to his knowledge,
So that I may be reasonably happy with my publisher,
And supremely happy with my work.
CC Licensed 9/1/17 Penny Wilson