Writing pointless drivel and why you should do it “Ooh, that's spicy,” I whisper to myself, writing the last line in a 3000-word ramble about nothing. Was the line actually ‘spicy?' No. Not at all. However, did it have some kind of influence on my emotional state for the rest of the day? Yes. That was last night after a stressful exam at approximately sometime between 11 p.m. and when a trucker has to get up. My brain was fried and scrambled, but too buzzed to sleep due to the test I bombed, so I opened up a google doc and just began to ramble. It was some long and pointless drivel about a non-romance between two people who should never have interacted in the first place. Was it good? Absolutely not. Did it make sense to me when I reread it? Not at all. Did it give me joy? Yes. One could make a genuine argument that my late-night exercise in creativity was pointless, yet I disagree—even if only to justify my time on it. There was a sense of catharsis to it, writing about the misadventures of my character and her regrettable love life, caught between a Mitski fan and a Fetty Wap fan, one of which I have written to be the obvious better choice. Why she didn't choose the Fetty Wap fan, I will never know, despite being her creator. Yet, in this interpersonal drama that's […] Photo by Stocksnap on Pixabay
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