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At the moment when it's right, you've got to write

That moment usually -- not always, but usually -- is NOT when you think is right. When you think it's right to write, that's when nothing comes.

I know that feeling.

I also know the feeling when, after writing something good, you wonder where it all came from, and you fear it'll never come again.

Then there are other times when you write something you think is junk. But it grows on you, and it grows on you. And finally you realize that, hey, when I wrote that, it must have been the right time ... you just didn't know it.

It must have also been the right material ... you just didn't know that either.

As far as I was concerned, I was writing out of obligation. And for sure, most of the stuff written during obligation is just that -- obligatory junk.

Then there are times when I write something I am so pleeeeeeased with myself for writing. Pleeeeeeased. I just feel good all over. I read it and I'm so happy at how clever I am ...

... only to feel a sense of embarassment upon reading it a day later. Is that what you want people to be reading, you jerk?

You know what Wang? You're a jerk.

That's how I feel at those times.

And this may be one of them. It's just never quite clear ...


1 John 3.2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

1 Corinthians 13.12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.


Daniel Leslie Peterson June 26, 2009 at 2:41 PM  

Does ANYBODY out there read this stuff beside me?! (And the author.)

Anonymous June 27, 2009 at 6:07 AM  

Dave I can relate. Not just with writing for my blog but creating other things, even buildings. What I think is so great one moment can flop or lose it's shine so quickly while the stuff that doesn't do anything can click with others --hopefully at least with the client.

I am reading daily and enjoying it. Like you, Daniel, pointed out in an earlier comment it is like a newspaper column. I look forward to each day.

Have a great weekend guys!

David Wang June 27, 2009 at 4:07 PM  

thanks Brad -- from one writer to the other...

All the daily thoughts that's fit to print ...


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