What’s good cuz?


Why is it so hard for us to write what we want to write? In our mind, we know exactly what to say, but when it comes to actually penning our words to paper, the task feels impossible. The reason is because we are really good at distinguishing quality. Quality is the root problem which causes our frustration. Though we may be subjectively bias towards certain things, we all have the ability to objectively know if something is good in terms of quality.

When it comes to writing we realize the words we put down are not up to the standards we consider “good”. Better word choices, better phrasing, better clarity. All kinds of self-analyzation goes through our mind as we try to tell convey our thoughts. This create what people consider writers block. Yet, this concept is not inclusive to writing. Any person who goes through the creative process encounters this battle with quality.

So what do we do? The answer is quite simple. We need to cling on to our crap and write down everything that crosses our mind. Even if the product we are producing is not up to our standards, we should still not waste it. For writing, by putting our words and thoughts down, even if they are scattered and unrelated, we slowly but surely map our road towards quality.

Author: Nhan Le

By way of Anaheim, CA.

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