Flags & Snags

You wrote something!

YAY!!!

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So how do you know when it’s ready?

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Have you revised it?

How many times?

Once, twice, a million?

Have you read it OUT LOUD?

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When you read it, does your brain throw up a warning flag at the same spot every time?

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If it does, that’s a spot that still needs some tweaking.

Sometimes the warning flag is big and obvious.

Other times, it’s small and subtle.

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Either way…

your brain catches on it

like your sweater catches on a splinter—

You keep going,

but the splinter pulls you back and steals your focus for just a moment,

until you get loose.

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Flags and snags mark the spots that need to be fixed.

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Trust your instincts.

Silence the flags.

Patch the snags.

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Does it feel ready?

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Listen.

Trust.

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When it’s ready

You’ll know

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