I feel like I can get more unconscious as I write
You know artists paint and singers write songs to give expression to their thoughts and their feelings? Well, sometimes I feel like when I write, I almost feel unconscious – because the thoughts are escaping from my head, down my right hand, and onto the paper.
It depends for what kind of writing. Like, I can write about thesis-related stuff (some of which I forget once I write them down). That’s mostly okay.
But when it comes to creative writing, like for a magazine, goodness me, it’s terrible. It’s terrible because once I write, my level of consciousness drops that I can’t really process how to edit the story. And editing is so important! I spell well, I write coherently, I just don’t write overly flash. It’s worse when I read it the third time round, because by then I already need a lie down – that’s right, for an article that is only 250 words -_-”’
Fortunately for me, Toni (the online content editor for the West End Magazine) does the subbing for the articles I write. But I always feel embarrassed when she has to correct more than one grammatical error or more than a few superfluous words I’ve used.
Enough ranting. Here are the two most recent articles I have written: