Not thrilled with recent work. I’ve spent almost all my writing time writing about the story rather than writing the story. Once again, I’ve dug myself into a hole by running with so-called inspiration rather than answering the basic, yet critical question of ‘Why.’ It takes so much longer to wrangle an answer afterwards — assuming there is one, after all — and it turns the story into a house of cards, though I only recognize after it’s written.

Maybe I’ll learn this lesson someday.