“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ~ Thomas Mann
Man, I’m glad someone said it. That’s usually my own opinion of the art most days, though reading it afterwards I can tell it isn’t true. I like my own work, I think I do a good job, but there’s always that feeling when I’m sitting down and hammering on the keys that there’s something better I could have said, something more, something different that would make more sense.
I don’t know, it’s such a confusing process that it’s difficult to realise what you’re doing when you’re doing it. I enjoy the entirety of it, and relish those moments when it just “clicks” and you know you’ve said something brilliant. But those are always accompanied by the moments when you go back and re-read what you’ve written, something wonderful, and you can’ t believe you wrote that—when you’re intimidated by your own damn work. Eesh, what a mind-trip that is.