Abandon Text!

W. H. Auden once said: "Poems are not finished; they are abandoned." I have been abandoning writing projects for many years, since only the pressure of deadline and high expectations ever got me to finish, or even start, anything of merit. This blog is an attempt to create a more consistent, self-directed writing habit. Hopefully a direction and voice will emerge.

Sunday, September 24, 2006


"Dad, I'm sad."
"Because mom says I can't take the beeswax to bed."
"But Aidan . . . it's not like you're going to model something in the middle of the night!"
"Yeah . . . but I hold it in my hands when I'm sleeping, so when I wake up in the morning it will already be warm and ready to make something."
"Wow . . . so you're can't even stop when you're sleeping, huh?"
"I don't waste any time! Either I'm looking at a book, trying to decide what to make next, or I'm making it."



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