Writing

On Failure

Between 1991-92 when I was in my first year of college, and 2002 when I settled down in Austin, I wrote a grand total of roughly 10 poems, 5 short stories, and notebook after notebook of abandoned ideas. We won’t count my journalism work, the thing I was actually competent at. I wasn’t going to… Continue reading On Failure

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Writing

On Journaling

Like many of you, I keep a journal. And like many of you, I'm sure, I am really bad at it. I never sat down and thought about why until very recently, and I came to a few conclusions. I GET SELF-CONSCIOUS I often have trouble journaling because the writing feels way too personal. I… Continue reading On Journaling