I have just had one of those moments in which writing about the reasons I’m having trouble writing the thing I’m trying to write just made the thing I’m trying to write become far more clear. As in previous such instances (c.f. the opening of the authorship chapter in Planned Obsolescence), the problem being explored in the piece of writing and the problem of doing the writing are pretty intimately intertwined. Someday I would love to remember that before my anxieties about why this thing is so hard to write become quite so pronounced.
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Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University. Author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. View all posts by Kathleen Fitzpatrick