Creating valuable things.

I can't think of a single thing I have ever worked on that did not at some point involve me abandoning it at least once because I knew that since I didn't like it, no one would like it. Sometimes that involved me abandoning the project forever. Okay, a lot of the time that involves me abandoning the project forever. Speaking with a colleague today, a woman who herself is trying to finish one of a dozen stories she’s been working on over the years, it seems that abandonment of our ideas is a necessary ode to the spirit of what being a writer is.

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