Leaving the Old Self behind

Do you sometimes read your own published work?


Why not?

I dread!

Of what?


But the book was certainly edited first and published afterwards, right?

Yes, but when I wrote it I was a different self whom I’d since stripped away. I have now evolved into a better craftsperson. One is getting increasingly finicky!

But what’s that got to do with your very own stuff?

Standing where I am, it’s likely I’ll find it not exactly above par. Perhaps I’d change portions of it given another chance. But that’s not possible now. So I stay away from it!

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