On trusting one’s temperament

by look i have opinions

“I don’t write every day—I write when I’m burning with an idea. I don’t really want to write novels—I prefer stories. These are temperamental issues. When I was young I didn’t trust my temperament, or I didn’t understand it, and therefore wasted time fretting about what I didn’t do well rather than simply trusting what I did do well.”

—Antonya Nelson (x)