SSD

Sometimes we start over. A career. A yoga practice. A blog post. When it comes to writing, they say the best thing to do is get to what Anne Lamott calls the SFD, or shitty first draft. And sometimes, I think, that means deleting the words that came before and starting with a totally new batch. Such as these. The words that were in this very text document weren’t necessarily bad, they were just irrelevant to the moment. I wrote them hours ago when I thought I had more time. Starting back up with them now seemed silly. So I scrapped them. That’s it. That’s the whole story. Not much else to know about it, other than that I made it to this SFD.

September 16, 2018


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