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! :-)