I’m a Wemmick!
Oh no, and I tried so hard not to be. Still, not only am I a Wemmick, but I’m a Wemmick whose box of gray dots is almost empty.
A couple weeks ago, I told you about the story You Are Special, by Max Lucado. A story of a wooden manoverwrought by the covering of gray dots (or bad judgments) his fellow townspeople stuck to him. I mused about the silliness of a town filled with creatures who gave out stickers, judging people all day long.
Then, no sooner did I push the publish button, sending the post to the website, I began to read a novel in my Kindle and found myself sitting up to make notes to the author as if I were her critique partner. You see, I am in a five-person critique group and spend some time on a regular basis critiquing fiction author’s manuscripts. So when I had a question about a statement in the novel that appeared inconsistent, my instinct was to make a note.
Somebody, please tell me you do this too :o/.
Thank goodness I caught myself in the nick of time, saving my Kindle from destruction and my flesh from turning to wood—A sort of backwards Pinnochio effect.
Yet still, it hit me. I am a Wemmick at heart. I have gold stars and gray dots in my pockets and I’m itching to use them. If you’ve read the book, you know how purposeful that exercise is.
Max Lucadotells us how to get rid of the ones stuck to us. Now, I wonder how we get rid of the ones we carry. Maybe it has something to do with a magic mirror that illuminates eye planks that usually go unseen. <Sigh!> I hate those mirrors! They’re worse than the ones that add ten pounds.
As an added note, remember that statement in the novel I was reading that revealed my loathsome Wemmick-ness? Well, it turns out, my question was for naught. All I had to do was read a little further to find out the statement was completely consistent with the story. I guess unless I am asked by my critique partners to comment, I should just keep those red-stained fingertips in my pockets with the gold stars and gray dots, and trust that the published novel has already been appropriately edited.
Are you a Wemmick, too?
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