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.

At Least January 7, 2013 Eastern Christmas Was a Go

THE INDEPENDENT ATHLETE however, still has a mind of its own, a game little book running on and trying to be a big book, resisting hard pulls to the concise middle way of memorable prose.

Bear with me. No more Bust dates. She’s almost built.

As bust dates go, I’m kind of celebrating the busted Mayan calendar apocalypse thing that some of the Mystic Portal Pizza Planet folks had been predicting. I guess one of the big city newspapers went down to the former Mayan empire and quoted a few Mayan descendants who said it’s just a change in phase.

Back to it. Miss reading all of your training blogs and updates. Look forward to them once done.

Happy New Year everyone.Image