Writer's Commentary: All I Want

On Post: All I Want

Date: January 3, 2013

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 I'm not mocking you, just showing how I feel about this piece/ showing how I would respond to questions about what she wanted to tell her boyfriend. (Picture from  www.cavstheblog.com )

I'm not mocking you, just showing how I feel about this piece/ showing how I would respond to questions about what she wanted to tell her boyfriend. (Picture from www.cavstheblog.com)

To just get this out of the way right away: I had no particular thing in mind that the girlfriend felt she had to share with her boyfriend. I will say I was thinking it was more medical than say she cheated on him or that sort of thing, but beyond that, I had no real secret in mind.

This is one of the entries that I was pretty disappointed in. The idea is fine—and actually a nice mirror of January 1’s fear of change theme—but the execution just never came together. I just never seemed to be able to grasp the emotionality that was necessary to pull the whole thing together. The only thing that came together as I wanted it to was the sense of place, which is something at least. Still, in total, a disappointing offering.