Editorially Yours


Michele Pesula Kuegler is the founder of PeKu Publications and chief foodie at Think Tasty. She runs this one-woman show focusing on creating new recipes to delight her family, friends, and herself.

Let’s Try That Again

by Michele Pesula Kuegler on May 19th, 2014

ocean A week ago Sunday, on Mother’s Day, I awoke feeling under the weather.  An optimist, I hoped it would pass, but it did not. Mother’s Day was spent sleeping.  I felt badly, not only because I was ill but because I knew the kids and my husband had planned a great day.  With no way to change that day’s situation, I decided to schedule a do-over. So, yesterday we spent the afternoon together- a walk along the beach and boardwalk, lobster rolls and clam chowder at an oceanside restaurant, card games at home, and finally ice cream cones for all.  Take two of Mother’s Day was an absolute success.

Sometimes the redo is better than the original.  I know with writing that my second draft is almost always better than my first.  I have had time to consider the thoughts that I put on paper (or screen) and find different ways to word phrases.  I see words that could be replaced with stronger choices.  As I write these Editorially Yours columns, they go through many iterations before they are published.

This ability to edit and redo is one of the things that I like about running PeKu.  I am able to make changes as each publication, and the company, grows.  I get to look at each property individually and determine what works, what could be better, what needs tweaking. I also get to make other changes, such as when there are bugs or updates required.  These, not surprisingly, are less fun, but the end results usually still make me smile.

Sometimes things may not go as planned.  Sometimes we need to or choose to make a second attempt.  And sometimes, if we’re lucky, that version is even better.


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