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.