Writing- it's telling a story without telling people what to do.

FU, 25

Sandy thinks that being jealous of a dead girl is the saddest thing that has ever happened to her.  

It is the saddest most pathetic feeling in the world. She's dead. She has almost always been dead.

Here's the thing:

Cliché as I know, I’ve been writing for a large portion of my life. With that said, I have rarely shown anyone. 

 

I have a failsafe, you see. I’ll finish writing something and I usually love it. I think it’s the best thing I have ever written, most likely will ever write.

 

I feel so damn accomplished about it. But I’ve learned that that glowing self-praise is usually just that, and that the writing isn’t all that great.

 

I find that out later; usually years later after I’ve gained more experience and know-how. 

 

So, to combat that, I sit on my writing for a few years after I’ve finished it. I tuck it away somewhere and never look at it. Then, years later, I take it out to see if it has passed the test of time. My writing never has. 

 

Until FU, 25. 

 

I pulled it out. I reread it. And I was surprised that that feeling of mortification didn’t appear. I still felt that conviction that I wrote with 7 years ago. I knew this was the story I wanted to share with the world. 

 

So I did.