1.) Cary Tennis is my favorite person, and he keeps saying things I need to hear:
In the case of writing and rewriting a paragraph 20 times or 50 times, we may fear the plainness and simplicity of what is in our minds; we may fear that unless we unleash a dazzling fusillade of verbal inventiveness, the reader will turn away in boredom and disgust. So we keep tinkering, trying to perfect the bomb.
2.) It is true, if Melissa told me to try jumping off a cliff, that it was great and she really enjoyed it, I probably would (this girl is a tastemaker).