I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be. � Joan Didion, “On Keeping a Notebook,” writing at the age of twenty-seven
I found some journals the other day. I had written notes in them, fragments of stories. They were anywhere from ten to fifteen years old. There were some good ideas I had forgotten, but the execution was rough, rough, rough. All part of the learning process. Reading voraciously—and writing with equal passion—does count for something in the long run. I promise you that.
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