mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

Has anyone else ever written a fic that, well, that they just didn't want other people to read? I don't mean one of those edgy boundary-pushing things that you might naturally think twice about laying before strangers. I mean just, 'This is mine. I wish other people weren't going to read it' because when they do... somehow it isn't mine any more, or isn't as much mine as it was when I was writing it.

On a possibly not entirely unrelated note, the bit that came home most in Amadeus was when the dying Mozart says to the person he thinks is Death, 'I know I haven't written anything good yet.' Though I doubt the real Mozart ever thought any such thing, that line strikes to the heart of what being an artist is about- the gap between what you conceive and what you produce.
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