“To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.” — Dostoyevsky If you’re so smart, why are you playing other people’s games? I suspect it’s usually because of imitation. The skill that we all honed since the day we were born, that allowed us to learn how to walk and how to talk.
great piece :) I think it was Joan Didion (I have no idea really) who said do not strive for perfection, excellence is more than adequate. I like to think of it doing the creative work as "having most excellent fun"
I really enjoyed this piece. And it made me me think about my own experience, as I sometimes fall into the trap of making my writing this outcome based thing, which takes all the fun out of it. But then when I remember why I started writing in the first place and I just have fun with it, I always enjoy the process (and often the end product) way more.