Monday motivation, courtesy of the Voice of America’s Instagram:
I know over in Britain it is not an ordinary Monday. It’s the May bank holiday. Thus the need for “Monday” motivation today may be less than usual.👏😄
#Goodmorning! It rains here too, of course.🌧😜Somehow, though, a tropical soaking 🌴isn't quite like a bank holiday one in England. If I were the type, I'd go dance in that rain. (No! Don't you dare even ask me!)😂 . #travel #tourism #photo #photography #puertorico #Vieques #authors #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #scenic #beach #scenicview #view #ocean #Caribbean #holiday #vacation #books #nature #beauty #beautiful #rain #tropics #bankholiday #humor #humour
The holiday rental here on Puerto Rico’s Vieques Island has no television. But there is fantastic internet. I’ve reached the point now where I don’t care much if I ever watch TV – as long as there’s internet.
When we’ve not been out and about, I’ve done some necessary social media “housekeeping”:
Having a cup of Sunday morning coffee. And I've just finished some "housekeeping": I assume you must do the same from time to time.📱💻⌨️ . I'm cutting down to 5 sites: my own, here, Twitter (which I'm still unsure about keeping – scrolling it is depressing and it has become quite an uncivil place), Facebook, and Tumblr.📚That's *more* than enough. . Being "social" is exhausting.😂 . #socialmedia #humor #humour #Instagram #Twitter #Facebook #Tumblr #author #authors #writers #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #fiction #romance #history #Vieques #PuertoRico #travel #tourism #weekend #Sunday
I’ve also been doing lots of reading – especially Adele Archer’s new novel, Foreign Affairs. Music has been on a great deal too – all sorts that’s stored on the phone and, thanks to the net, now and then, Soundcloud. (Marion Clavie on Soundcloud – the home for indie musicians – in particular.) It’s possible to stream Classic FM radio from England here in Puerto Rico as well, and that has been on in the background a bit.
Unfortunately a danger in a writer having time on their hands is in being unable to resist going back to what has been written. I have to stop doing that. A few times here, I’ve opened Conventions and started reading at random locations:
For example, I wrote that 1791 scene months ago. It’s not perfect, but nothing is perfect in this existence of course. As a writer, be proud of what you do; yet if you aren’t capable of accepting imperfection, you will never finish anything and never publish anything.
Indeed, as Sheryl Sandberg says: “Done is better than perfect.” But merely finishing is never an end in itself and a writer needs to understand that, too. So let me modify that advice slightly: let us say here instead that, “Done is usually better than perfect.”😂
Have a good (if invariably imperfect) day, wherever you are.😊