Wednesday, September 01, 2004

when a blog becomes indulgent

Adam Clayton from U2 once described their album Passengers as indulgent. I took from the comment a sense that perhaps success had made them less hard on themselves and their music. They needed to learn again to be ruthless on themselves and their craft.

I have been blogging less over the last week, because I have been editing my book. A book with emergentYS/Zondervan goes through three edits; not just for grammer, but also for content and flow.

I have decided that a good editor is a gift. Hard at times, but a gift. Having to defend my work, having to read my work expressed in a slightly different way, being asked for a story here or more evidence there is a wonderful, wonderful experience.

So does blogging become the equivalent of U2’s Passengers? Indulgent and asking me to be harder on myself and my words.

Posted by steve at 09:02 PM


  1. sometimes our commenters become our ‘editorial committee’, no?

    Looking forward to seeing the book in print…

    Comment by maggi — September 1, 2004 @ 10:01 pm

  2. As a writer, I share your sentiment about a good editor. I found one several years ago. She “gets me” and together we partner to put out the best book possible. I couldn’t do what I do without Erin.

    Comment by lisa — September 2, 2004 @ 12:19 am

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