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My WIP Has Teeth

“A work in progress quickly becomes feral. It reverts to a wild state overnight. . . it is a lion growing in strength. You must visit it every day and reassert your mastery over it. If you skip a day, you are, quite rightly, afraid to open the door to its room. You enter its room with bravura, holding a chair at the thing and shouting, ‘Simba!’”

~Annie Dillard

Yes, quite. Works in progress tend to grow intimidating, their teeth razor sharp, if you don’t stay with them on a regular basis. But I have not been devoured just yet.