On Writing

If I’d had more time, I’d have written a shorter post.

Most of my life, I’ve only written when required. High school English class, college essays, etc. As a consequence writing always felt like a struggle to fill some pointless quota. More words, more sentences, more whatever, but only because I have to.

I don’t know when the switch flipped, but I have suddenly realized that my new struggle is to write less. Convey my thoughts, ideas, the important bits, with fewer words, less is more. And it’s hard.

I can’t help but wonder if all those years of writing to fill space has done some sort of damage that will take time to be undone.

Time will tell.

Michael Prasuhnconfusing archeologists since 1981