As a result, I find myself hesitating to broach certain subjects or, worse, telling only part of the story. to avoid hurt feelings. or awkward moments and situations.
I don't feel I have any choice and yet this rather irritates me. I want to be full-on out there with everything I write. But I also detest drama.
It isn't the same experience I've had with other forms of writing where I draw upon my real experiences and acquaintanceships to form characters. I may know a certain character is ... Susie, say ... but I can change her name, maybe some physicality or other description and get away with it. Hell, Susie may even know it is her, but it is different enough that it can be debated.
It would feel disingenuous to alter names, etc. in my blogging about real-time experiences. Which is the tenor of my blog.
So. I feel like maybe as things move more in the past, I can reprise the events and be more open.
In the meantime, I self-edit. and I loathe it. Anyone else feel this pinch? Am I copping out?
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