The Writing: Making the work visible

The moment I feel momentum in a project, all I want to do is regiment the number of words I will add in a day and stack them in a timeline until I know the exact day I will reach my goal. I want to know the future. And you probably know how that ends.

The Writing: Making the work visible

[Photo by Yanyi: Round and square mooncakes flank an apple tart fanned out in a rose design on a cooling rack that sits on a marble pastry stone.]

It is so, so hard to let go of control when I am writing. The moment I feel momentum in a project, all I want to do is regiment the number of words I will add in a day and stack them in a timeline until I know the exact day I will reach my goal. I want to know the future. And you probably know how that ends.

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