July 21, 2009


This seems to happen to me every summer. I start out with an idea to write a profile about somebody. I drag my feet, conduct too many interviews, and ultimately avoid writing the article. Then at the end of the summer, I sit down feeling re-committed to writing the piece.

Last year I ended up with one of my favorite articles I've written. This summer I'm hoping for another home-run.

I sat today down with several packed folders: court documents, interviews, newspaper articles, crime reports, etc. Now it's time to get to work and try my hand at this again.

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Blogger JHitts said...

Why does it so often seem like, in the end, the actual writing is the hardest part?

July 21, 2009 at 2:39 PM 
Blogger K. Janke said...

All my best stories are just really good titles.

July 21, 2009 at 10:04 PM 
Blogger Maria said...

Interesting problem. I agree with Jack - usually when I begin to write I feel like no matter what I do, the finished product will never be as good as the poential in the notes/documents themselves. As if all that good stuff in there, squished together, still isn't "true" enough...maybe that doesn't make sense...

July 22, 2009 at 2:59 PM 

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