A Letter to my Friends and Readers
Showing off my work has been an exercise in narcissism and a pathetic way for me to fish for compliments. It has served me well only in procrastination and depression.
The truth is my writing isn’t good enough to be shown off in this way. It may never be good enough to show off, but it certainly will never be good enough if I continue to show off half-finished things or darlings that should have been drowned.
I started this incarnation of Write Things Down with a mission statement that began with the following sentence:
I’ve let writing become a monster to conquer and not a friend to collaborate with, I’ve failed myself again.
This sentence is as true now as it was over a year ago when I wrote it.
My hope is to not fail myself for that long again. I will fail myself, of course I will, but I will be more mindful of it.
Until the next mistake,