The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Novel Editing Edition

You write a novel. You revise it. You think it’s really good.

You get someone to help you edit it. They immediately point out a hundred problems with the novel, most of which are due to the things you just assume in your head about the characters without actually setting down on paper.

You feel like an idiot.

Welcome to my world.

The Subtle Art of Starting Over At some point in most of our lives, we have to start over on some major aspect of what we’re doing: our career, our personal life, our finances. This is some strong advice for when you have to start over. (@ dumb little man)

Rejection: What It Means and How You Can Handle It Rejection can be very difficult to handle, but handling it appropriately not only keeps you from burning bridges, it also builds personal strength that will become very valuable in the future. (@ pick the brain)

Food Fight: Waging a War Against Waste When we have excess food, we have several ways to reuse it: leftovers, vegetable stock, or compost. There’s really no reason to waste food, and I usually look at food thrown away as money lost. (@ get rich slowly)

The 7 Habits of Calmness It’s easy to have an emotional response to a challenging situation or a confrontation. Knowing how to calm yourself can make all the difference in the world. (@ zen habits)

From First Paycheck to Financial Security Some short and sweet advice for making this road easier to travel. (@ humble savers)

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