Failing in Art and in Life

Failing in Art and in Life by Stephanie Feldman 1. There is a euphemism for unpublished novels: “novels in a drawer.” I have two of them, and though they are literally in drawers—a plastic Target storage container—I prefer to call them failures. I’ve learned that people—writers and non-writers alike—don’t like that word. Failure. “Perhaps someday you’ll revise them,” I’m told, and: “They were essential learning experiences.” These are reasonable observation, but they’re beside the point. Yes, they were good lessons […]

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