Four a.m. here and absolutely miserable and ready to admit that I actually do not want to continue the insane crowded subway ride it is to compete for placement in magazines, et cetera. I did all of that– for years. I want and need to live and write for me, my own pleasure. I will publish myself through Orfea Books. If I sell a few copies, great. But I have absolutely no tolerance for the game, the clawing up the ladder, the ass-kissing required. Moreover, one must protect one’s voice, or we’ll all sound like each other. I will continue to post stunning work at La Parola Vivace. Do visit me there.
11 Friday Mar 2011
Making that decision is a huge step toward peace, I imagine.
This page is beautiful. My life has been too full and I’ve had no time to spend on line. So glad to find this today!
So much on the web is superficial and yes, games and ladders abound, and I have no time or desire for playing/climbing them either. Yet you write because you must, not because you want to be a somebody but because you already are. I began to realize that I kept trying to fit in to this other world and then it dawned on me that there is no one who writes like me just as there is no one who writes like you, and you’re right, one must protect one’s voice! Your book will be great, and I’d like to read it. I continue to wish you the best in that and other endeavors. ~p
hi patti– you were my first champion in all of this, in returning to writing and summoning the courage to post my work– thank you once again. I hope you’re well– thanks for the encouragement! xxxj