Writing – an uncomfortable feeling?
Kirsten Ogden writes about how-to-write-books in The Kenyon Review:
Make an appointment with myself! Sit down to write! Yes! That is what needed to be done! And I did do this, for about a week. Then I overslept one morning, got bored with the journal entries another morning, and somehow my new, regular, organized, appointment-defined writing life dissipated. This is more a result of my failing and not Ms. Brande’s method. She believes that “The difficulty of writing may be youth and humility,” and I can’t deny that I’m a bit young and a bit afraid of looking or sounding stupid. So, better to have failed while hardly trying, then to have tried hard, and failed, right?