What is Dave wearing today? Dave is wearing an Emory T-shirt, a lightweight Nike zip-up, and a pair of shorts. It was chilly this morning.
What is making Dave happy today? Dave and the Complimentary Spouse are back home after a few days out of the house. Getting out of town and staying in hotels is great, but there’s no feeling like sleeping in your own bed.
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave, who has started a novel writing course, came across this incredible quote today:
“The challenge of writing is to see your horribleness on the page. To see your terribleness and then to go to bed. And wake up the next day and take that horribleness and terribleness and refine it, and make it not so terrible and not so horrible, and then to go to bed again. And come the next day and refine it a little bit more and make it not so bad. And then go to bed the next day and do it again and make it maybe average. And then one more time if you’re lucky, maybe you get to good. And if you’ve done that, that’s a success.”Ta-Nehisi Coates
Why does Dave like that Ta-Nehisi Coates quote so much? Dave sometimes feels like if he can’t do something well, he shouldn’t bother starting it. Coates says you can start with something mediocre and make it good, provided you’re willing to work hard.