“The process becomes an appropriation of language rather than an effort to make sense. At some point, I had to work through the idea that there would always be holes in the story of this notebook; that I could never collect everything that happened, and that furthermore, that wasn’t at all the point. Learning to love and accept what doesn’t make its way into my notebook is a matter of making peace with the physical limitations of writing.”
I want to make an effort to keep a regular notebook that goes beyond just writing when I have an inspiration, but writing in this sort of regular, practice. I think it would help give that writing voice room to stretch so that it’s limber when the heavy lifting comes.