My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

I formulate infinity stored deep inside of me…

Aug 22

Honest descriptions

Category: Life

I’ve been thinking about my writing the wrong way. Lately, I’ve been worried about how my writing is perceived from the outside, whether or not I’m upsetting people, making them uncomfortable. I can’t do that, it goes against everything I’ve created in the name of transparency. The purpose of this blog is to write and be known, exactly as I am. Honest descriptions of whatever’s in my head, that’s what I write. I can hate myself, hate what I’m writing. I can be  happy and write how it feels. Sex, liquor, suicide, love, depression, cheer, whimsy, it all gets written so long as it’s written as an honest description of what’s inside.


4 Comments so far

  1. christin rosati August 23rd, 2009 12:34 am

    sometimes you just have to keep reminding yourself of that. i know i do.

  2. phil ritchie August 23rd, 2009 2:34 am

    You are completely correct. Don’t worry about what other people think about your writing. Be dark. Be brooding and self-immolating if need be – but honesty, as stated, is the key.

  3. April August 23rd, 2009 10:34 pm

    It is the ONLY way.

  4. Carin Channing September 10th, 2009 7:36 pm

    Amen. Thank you for using the word transparency. I know that I continue to temper my writing with abstracts rather than being forthcoming. Are you a Ryan Adams fan? I used to read his blog and it inspired me to be transparent. But he hasn’t been posting lately, and sometimes I feel too ashamed of my shit. Having said that,though, as a writer, I realize that blocking the transparency blocks me. So thanks.