Excellent thoughts for writers to ponder.
AFTER YEARS (or days?) of writing what have you realised about your craft? What has changed the more you wrote?
Previously I would be in consternation over a sentence, a word, struggling to move onwards with a story or essay, as if words had a power over me in a bad way, preventing me from being productive. I would leave raps, poems and stories half finished. If I didn’t finish them in one sitting I’d rarely go back to them. For some reason I froze when it came to editing. I hated rewriting and changing what I’d produced organically.
Well, those days are gone. Not long gone but gone. I still have loads of ideas and brain scratchings of embryonic stories that will maybe never come to fruition. But they are there. Maybe one day.
Now, I have no qualms about editing. It’s still painful sometimes, but I can…
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