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I keep thinking about the book… and wondering – Is it my best work?
At the moment the answer to that question is – YES, absolutely. It’s the best I can do right now. Which then leads me to my current dilemma…
What if I could do it better in 2, 5, 10 years? What would it look like then and would I regret publishing too early? Does JK Rowling look back at The Philosopher’s Stone and think it could have been better, or does she just let it be? Because she then went on to write the others and her more recent crime stories. Do they fill the skill gap for her?
Then I remember: It is the best I can do – now. There will be other books and after all, I could do a re-write / update / revised edition. Which leads me to circle back to, what is this book for? Can I let it remain a path towards the community I want to support? Can I let it remain an experiment in learning the art of writing and publishing? Might it gain more relevance and recognition as I, as an author / creator, gain credibility? Can I prepare myself and cope with it being a dud, because we all have those and the more we create failures, the closer we get to success?
Yes, to all of the above, and…
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