May 14, 2001

should I or shouldnít I?


Iíve been toying with the idea of joining a collaborations, and have been amazed at how many are out there:

Several require participation every month, some only most months. Storyteller asks for fiction, while some of the others will accept essays or poetry or even pictorial art. At least one, misanthropic, has no capital letters on its site, and comes complete with so many misspellings Iím not inclined to check out its archives.

I havenít joined one only because I canít quite figure out why I want to. Then again, I still canít figure out why I want to keep a journal but obviously, 95 entries and over 1000 visits on, (thanks for reading this!) I do. As Iíve said before, Iím not on an active quest to improve my writing, though Iím happy if thatís a side effect. Iím not trying to be a writer; I am one, sort of, in that a writer is a person who writes, as a rower is a person who rows, but Iím only slightly more likely to write a book than I am to compete in the Olympics.

On the other hand, obviously I enjoy writing here, or I wouldnít do so much of it; possibly I would enjoy working on a collab. And thatís certainly enough reason.

Posted by dichroic at May 14, 2001 04:31 PM
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