Sunday, July 25, 2010

PS - WD40

I just read this somewhere and I thought it was hysterical...

Monday, July 19: "Inspired by WD-40"
In 1953 a fledgling business called Rocket Chemical Company set out to create a rust-prevention solvent for use in the aerospace industry. It took them 40 attempts to get the formula right. Voila! *WD-40*, which stands for Water Displacement, 40th attempt. I find that inspiring! What if they'd given up on number 39? [Think about your manuscript submissions - don't give up before 40 failures!] 
I thought it was a funny correlation - how our writing is like WD40 - sounds like a critical essay topic almost! :-)
Write on!


Jyoti Kumari Dugal said...

I just read that somewhere too! And I don't remember where! Weird... i think it was a comment on the storytellersinkpot.

Anne said...

oooh - maybe thats where i read it! i wish i could remember where it was...losing my mind....getting old!