I picked up a new pair of glasses today. I’d known I needed a new prescription for some time, but I didn’t realize the extent of that need until today. Of course, you’d think not being able to see clearly at a distance of less than fifty yards would have clued me in, but hey. Now, I’m amazed at what I can see.
So, as I always do, I looked for a connection from my new glasses to writing. You know how you write and write, and edit and edit, until you can’t see how to improve it any further? Maybe your vision isn’t as clear as it used to be. All the how-to books tell us to put it away for a while—days, weeks, months—and then look at it again. You might be amazed at what you can see through your nice new glasses.