Shawn L. Bird

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poem- almost January 3, 2015

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:15 am
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When you think

that you’re finished,

that all the Ts are crossed

and the Is are dotted,

that every word is brilliant,

that the reader will be on the edge

of her seat from first page to last,

then you submit your work to your editor,

Who shows you

that you’re wrong.


12 Responses to “poem- almost”

  1. howardat58 Says:

    I had to look it up to get it right ! –
    Robert Burns “O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us.”

  2. narble Says:

    And so it is and so it ever shall be. I can’t remember the writer, but somebody said something like: “If there’s a line you really really like, cut it.”

  3. The Chaos Realm Says:


    • 😉
      You’re allowed to laugh. I laugh! However, the final final final edits and re-writes and revisions have now been submitted for final approval. Fingers crossed there isn’t a need for final final final final edits! 😉

  4. Ah, yes, ’tis the writing life. And the editing life. Congrats on having completed what you hope are REALLY the final edits! 😉

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