“Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—whole-heartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.”
~ Sir Author Quiller-Couch: On Style
But first, pose your cat with A.E. Waite and a Gideon’s Bible and take a picture of it. They’re not the darlings your editor asks you to murder. But they comfort you before you go to the computer and click command:x.
I really owe you guys a real blog.