Sometimes when what I write sounds good, I think I am all that!
But mostly, I think to myself, “What exactly are you trying to say?”
I have a ubiquitous internal critic that gets in my way; it tries to anticipate external criticism and avoid it by scolding me first. A few sentences ago, I wrote ‘I think to myself’. My critic immediately chided me:
“You can only think to yourself; whom else would you think to?
Now delete that ‘to myself’ in the previous sentence!”
I am easily distracted. I know I often seem tangential because I think much faster than I than speak, much less type. I do recognize it though. I'll give you an example of how I can distract myself-- in the previous paragraph, my reaction to that internal critic which was, " Does anyone really say 'whom' anymore?"
Let me know.
Brilliant Blithers and Blathers by Beth Battinelli
Random bits of information that I accept as true; re-arranged to fit into my own schema. In other words, I make stuff up.