Probably a lot of you have seen this picture of Tiger Woods accidentally hitting a golf ball right at a camera. It’s being hailed as artistic or ironic or just amazing–because what are the chances that you’re going to get a picture of Tiger Woods hitting a golfball at your camera?
But here’s the thing that got my attention. Do you see the crowd that’s behind him watching him play? EEEEEK! How many of us could spell our name accurately let alone hit a golf ball if a crowd that size was watching to see whether we messed up or not?
I realize that I have that many people reading my books and more. They’ll know whether I bomb my next book. Still, I am sooo glad they’re not watching me type or I’d be too stressed out to put my fingers on the keyboard.
So yeah, being a writer is great. We can spend time editing out our mistakes so the world doesn’t see them.