Will there ever come a day when I can just sit down and read my own writing? Period.
What I mean is, will there ever come a day when I can sit down and read my own writing without wanting to tweak the text?
Now I’m planning on re-reading The Recluse Storyteller just for effect. Maybe even out loud, just to hear it and enjoy it.
But I have a feeling it won’t work out that way.
I suppose it is nearly impossible for an author to approximate the experience that a reader would have upon first read.
Because when I re-read my writings, it usually goes something like this?
“Oh, why did I say it that way?”
“Does that really make sense? Let me re-word.”
“Does that detail totally match what I said earlier?”
“Comma. Yes or no?”
“Does anyone really care about split-infinitives?”
“Oh, an extra space.”
“This author doesn’t know what he is talking about.”
But, alas, what’s a writer to do? Never content.
With only one goal: striving for perfection, settling for excellence.