How to eat a Whale
Melinda Mae – Shel Silverstein
Have you heard of tiny Melinda Mae,
Who ate a monstrous whale?
She thought she could,
She said she would,
So she started in right at the tail.
And everyone said,”You’re much too small,”
But that didn’t bother Melinda at all,
She took little bites and she chewed very slow,
Just like a good girl should…
…and in eighty-nine years she ate that whale
Because she said she would!
Melinda Mae’s task is just as fearsome as the writing and editing process. We write one word, comma, period, or quotation mark at a time. I hope I’m not 89 by the time I finish this one project. My goals have to be realistic and I can’t let fear freeze my process.
I’m the only one who can tell my story, one word at a time.