I’ve worked with so many creative people over the years: writers, designers, musicians, art directors, web builders. In that time, I’ve heard so many people during projects say “I’m sure whether I like this or not” To me, that’s indecision, not honesty (or maybe it’s both). What I like are people who say, “I can make this better.” Now, that’s something I almost NEVER hear. People who won’t let something go are great. You have to take it away from them eventually, but that’s okay. But today, what you hear most often is, “I’ve spent ten hours on this. I think it’s wonderful.” Time doesn’t decide how good something is, nor your opinion. I want believers but believers who always want to be better. I almost never see that today (and I used to see that all the time).

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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