The Coach’s Words Ring In A Non-Basketballer’s Ears

Coach John Wooden is well known for coaching his basketball players not to judge their performance on wins, but on whether they played to their full capability.

As I edit The Independent Athlete, I ask: Is this writing the best I can give? Would E.B. White pass this? Or Professor Strunk? The evaluation is worth prolonging the project. I want this book to connect with readers, not distract them.

By setting the deadlines at 2012’s end, I forced myself to get the content down. My habit had been to tinker with editing tasks before getting all of the content down. This time, using deadlines, I changed the way I write.

It's just over the next hill...

Whaddya mean it’s just over the next hill?

I hope readers will benefit from the attention to details.

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