I really like my academic self, but sometimes I miss my fiction writing. Non-fiction is so structured and so planned out. I struggle with having prepared outlines before I start writing. I am always shuffling around sections, unhappy with the way things flow. I’m not much of an editor of my own work. I have a (not-so?) secret love of editing other people’s work, but when I get my own words down on paper I just want them to stay there. I put them there to begin with for a reason. It made sense to me at the time. But oh, I suppose there is a great need in non-fiction for things to “make sense.” I know you could call writing the transmission of thoughts, and in this way it is important for a reading audience to be able to understand the words typed or printed down. Ho hum.
It is raining and I have the whole apartment to myself tonight (no dog even!). Quiet and pleasant rain.