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NaNoWriPod - Nanowrimo / writing / creativity / process

A podcast dedicated to the event known as National Novel Writing Month

edwardspoonhands: archaicheritage: FINE URGH GODDAMMIT I hovered over the submit button for a long time on this one, because I didn’t want to seem like a snarky bastard. But then, in the end, apparently I did.  I’m not kidding though…writing is the best way I ever figured out to make myself. And when I go back and read that stuff, a lot of it doesn’t sound like me, and a lot of it is terrible, but it was all vital, because I was trying to figure me out. I was trying to figure out who I wanted to be, who I could be, who I wanted other people to be, who I thought other people wanted me to be, etc.  And there’s just not enough space in one person’s head for all that, so you gotta write it down…otherwise you forget where you started and loop around forever and never get anywhere.

edwardspoonhands:

archaicheritage:

FINE URGH GODDAMMIT

I hovered over the submit button for a long time on this one, because I didn’t want to seem like a snarky bastard. But then, in the end, apparently I did. 

I’m not kidding though…writing is the best way I ever figured out to make myself. And when I go back and read that stuff, a lot of it doesn’t sound like me, and a lot of it is terrible, but it was all vital, because I was trying to figure me out. I was trying to figure out who I wanted to be, who I could be, who I wanted other people to be, who I thought other people wanted me to be, etc. 

And there’s just not enough space in one person’s head for all that, so you gotta write it down…otherwise you forget where you started and loop around forever and never get anywhere.

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