Well, hello again Tumblr-friends.
After my latest hiatus I am back and I have something to declare.
I really, really, really want to be a writer.
For those who know me well this isn’t a surprise. I completed by MFA in 2007 and long before that (with a decade break to be young/dumb/find myself) I’ve loved putting stories on paper.
But something has always made me feel like I should downplay my writerly desires. I’m sure it has to do with my overwhelming fear of failure. If I never actually say I’m going for it, I won’t actually fall flat, right?
As I saw a few days ago on a writer who I admire’s blog, Samuel Beckett (in Worstward Ho) said it best:
“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”