Monday, August 25, 2008

Lesson

I wrote an eight paragraph post earlier today. It was one of the worst bits of writing I've ever done. It's not that the subject matter was dull or pedestrian, it's just that the piece was crafted so poorly that it bordered on incoherence.

Patience is a virtue which I am not blessed with, you must understand, but I'm going to have to develop it. The lesson to be pulled from all of this is that I'm not anywhere near well yet and until I'm more level, I can't begin to move to recapture my former eloquence. Writing is a craft at which I have often excelled, so this revelation is deeply upsetting to me.

2 comments:

DCup said...

I think that being self-aware enough to know whether it's prudent to post or not is a good sign. I know that there are many posts that get to be a few paragraphs and then poof! gone via the magic of the delete button or even better - the save as draft button on blogger.

Be well, Kevin.

Liberality said...

You are a great writer. Me, I am playing at it. Hope you get to feeling better soon.