I was watching So You Think You Can Dance and Nigel Lythgoe made the comment, “You’re too focused on the steps, you’re forgetting to dance.”

He was, of course, talking to a dancer, but I coudn’t help but think of true those words ring for writers, as well. Sometimes, we’re so focused on the mechanics or business of writing, we forget the artistry and joy.

Thanks for the reminder, Mr. Lythgoe.