God, save me from laziness as a writer.
Save me from the error of thinking my first draft is good enough.
Save me from settling for second best.
Save me from low standards,
and pat answers.
Grant me the grace
with diligence and insight.
Grant me the courage
valuable and insightful critique from others.
Grant me the stamina to edit
with patience and perseverance.
Grant me the wisdom to be utterly unsatisfied
until every piece,
every paragraph and sentence
shines in such a way as to delight
both the reader
in Jesus’ name, amen.