I have heard the expression that "In art, there is no such thing as a mistake." Well, I think this is true for the art of writing too. And you can get all kinds of inspiration from your mistakes!
When I'm writing sometimes I go off on a fabulous tangent. And that tangent is way better than my original plot line. Or I put too many characters in a picture book and one of those characters needs their own book. Or I come up with some cheeky little plot device that has no business in what I'm currently writing, but could be the basis for its own book. The breadth and depth of my mistakes are endless! And so, the possibilities are endless as well.
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