April 13th, 2007


standard writer woes, fill as necessary

[insert standard writing-career-related doubts, fears, etc. here]

There, that was much more pleasant than having to sit through the whole thing, wasn't it? That's the thing about doing this for awhile: it's not that you get more confidence from the short stories published and the good readings and all that stuff. It's that you get thoroughly bored with expressing the down bits. Blah blah never going to blah nobody likes my blah this story is such a blah blah blah. Yawn. Back to work. I mean, you can go through the whole dramatic cycle, but when you're done the dog still needs walking, the floor still needs mopping, and the characters still need developing, so better just to get on with it, eh?

Varm fuzzy nice nice.

Okay, one more time, people:

Sometimes the problem is not that we don't understand each other.

Sometimes the problem is that we understand each other and disagree.

Sometimes the problem is that we understand each other and disagree, and one or more of us is an asshole.

Additional "understanding" is not going to solve that type of problem.

They jumped off a bridge. What was I to do?

I wasn't going to do this, but then greykev and scottjames did it, and if your high school friends do something you totally have to do it, right?


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