Diane Trout (alienghic) wrote,
Diane Trout

I've gotten several positive comments on my journal, and on one hand I am really enjoying the fact that others are enjoying my observations of life. On the other hand I think that I might be developing performance anxiety. Now I want to continue to receive comments, which means I've started to worry about how to continue to produce interesting writing.

Unfortunately thinking about writing is nowhere near as good as actually writing.

Then I wonder what is interesting to others. However the amorphous audience that is the net is rather confusing to try and define. I don't really know what others might be interested in. Though that since I've gotten positive comments what I've written so far has been interesting.

But why I wonder. My best guess is because I'm willing to be open and honest about myself and how I see the world around me, and perhaps that I have trained myself to try and look at the world and listen to those around me I can see things in a way that's different from how we're supposed to see the world.

A recent quote about writing that I found amusing:

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and open a vein.
--Red Smith

I remember wanting to be able to write fiction, I'd even tried small fragments and could produce things that others liked. But then I got caught up in survival and socializing, and lost touch with this side of myself. I think live journal has been really good for me to rediscover my love of writing.

Though enough of me trying to develop the stereotypical writers ego, I have to point out a recent post from soulsong that I really enjoyed reading.

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