I hate writing a passage I know will have to be rewritten, because while writing fiction is joyful and wonderful, it’s also hard work.

I find that for me personally, the only way to get around the anxiety is to shove aside all the thoughts of inadequacy and keep writing. Often as not, the passages I thought were going to suck end up staying, and the ones I really liked have to be rewritten.

It all comes out in the wash. Knowing that, I can relieve my mind by not worrying so much about it.


Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com