Monthly Archives: April 2011

Pack Rat

This inability to let go can also transfer to my writing. Of course, writing is a process which requires many drafts. In each draft I will change the font to gray, italicize it, put it in carrots, in parentheses––whatever I must do to keep it there. Even though I’ve thought of a better word choice, a better phrase, it’s so hard to let go. But then when I do, and the clunkiness is replaced with a clean copy with no reminders of all the work it took to get there, the separation anxiety is worth it. I realize the delete button is, in fact, my friend. Continue reading

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