Sunday, September 14, 2008

Getting Better

You need to read this. Immediately.

This is the kind of writing I aspire to. Not because it's funny, or because it's timely (even though it's totally both of those things). I aspire to it because it's smart. This is writing capable of sounding like it's coming from someone else. Everything I write, even if someone else was supposed to have said it, sounds like it's coming from me. I want to be better.

I want to be like that.

I saw a clip of Ira Glass on finslippy - he's talking about the struggle to be good at the creative process (whichever creative process you choose). I think I should be better at this; I've kept an online journal in one place or another for like seven years. But I still struggle along and get nowhere.

This makes me feel marginally better.


Rolling Meme said...

That video is as close to a message from God as anything I've ever seen.

Thanks for posting that.


Sometimes you just need someone who knows shit to tell you what you need to hear.

Priya said...

Yeah. I know.

Ira Glass for president.