Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Is faster always better?

Is faster always better? In this age of doing everything as fast as possible, it makes me value the slower things. I’ve had this conversation with my agent in the past. “When can you have it to us?” the publisher asks. The pressure is on to deliver it quickly, of course, but as Chip reminds me, “A good book is better than a fast book.” Yep, I agree. I can write a novel in three months, but it’s not going to be as well put together as the one I toil away on for four months or so. Do you find this to be true in your life? Are there things you take your time to finish, even in this rapid fire world?
In honor of the “take your time” philosophy, here’s a nice fall recipe that is so simple and so good but you’ve got to have patience (and a crock pot!) Enjoy! Crock Pot Applesauce 6-10 apples, peeled, and cut into chunks. ½ c. water 1 c. sugar 1 Tbsp. cinnamon Dash of nutmeg A squeeze of lemon. Combine in crock pot. Cook on low for 6 hours. Enjoy! Delicious warm or cold.


  1. That sounds yummy. I love to get a book written then let it simmer a while before I edit. It's nice to take a break and let the words breathe :)

  2. My stories seem to turn out stronger if I let them simmer a while before re-reading. Then when I go back with "fresh eyes" I can make needed changes more easily.
    YUM! Crock pot applesauce is one of my favorites. When I taught first grade and then kindergarten, I made applesauce with my little students every Fall!
    Blessings, Patti Jo


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