Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It ain't easy being cheesy


This week, I have been going back through my work from my writing class to rework certain sections based on the feedback I received. I haven't touched my book in weeks because I need to make the shift from first to third person and rewriting it is going to change everything, but I have picked up a few pages and reread them.

It's funny how weeks later you can read something you wrote and loved, swooned over even, and suddenly it sounds like complete junk. The same thing happens with my blog entries. A brilliant insight becomes a dimly lit sentence, possibly a contradiction, and worst of all, cheesy.

I always tell myself that if my efforts turn out one or two really great sentences then it was worth it. And that I am still in the very early stages of taking this stuff seriously. And that I have the rest of my life to get better at it. And that I am not alone in feeling this way. And who cares, it's really just for me to judge anyway (but oh no, I am my worst critic, better to be judged by others). Scratch all that, I am just not going to beat myself up about it. Nope.


Even now I want to end this by saying that I need more cracker, less cheese.

But there I go again.

1 comment:

latisha said...

oh gosh cheese makes everything taste better!! dont leave it out.

i had a similar moment a while ago:

and don't forget about composting. the best writing comes from piles of junk.