Practice without the pretension is the goal. This place is like textual scrap paper with sketches half-realized. Some of the sketches are better than others, of course. They are studies in mood and diction and how far I can break from my own voice without falling apart.
So, I lean on silly and the momentary inspirations that happen when I see something pretty. I do not want to pretend that I am brilliant.
Some things I am satisfied with, yes, but much more I am not. I scribe to get better and, ultimately, develop in a direction where my voice is so utterly my own that comparing me with else-writers for the purpose of determining who’s better is an exercise in comparing apples to oranges.
I want to be good in my own right, not good in everyone elses’ right.
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