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December 12, 2019

Writing Isn’t Magic; It’s Hard Work
I used to struggle to get my thoughts onto the page because the first time I put them down, they were complete crap. The second time I put them down, they were also crap. And the third time. And the fourth time. And the fifth time. But each time, what I was writing got a little bit better, and eventually I realized that by approximately the fiftieth time I revised something, I’d have something really good; therefore, if I wanted to write something worth reading, all I had to do was put in the time and effort to revise it enough times. — My Year In Review: 2019

So nothing unusual about what I write sometimes looks like shit: I never reread more than one and a half times.