writing novel is about patience. even writing a short thing is. I was reminded b/c I think I finally fixed my little magic & the intellect article. it took so much time because time between having an idea that something is interesting and having something to say about it that does any justice to anything you had any reason to call interesting takes a really long time. so I need to remember that when I hate my novel I can just wait and I will come around. it could go on forever, whatever, it doesn’t matter. I think there are some fast things. They are interesting in relation to being impulsive + hands off. But that is not a novel.