I just wrote up my first full ADF rite with a grove, and, well, it’s nearly 900 words long. The minimum is 100, so 900 seems a little excessive. But what to cut first? The blow-by-blow description of what happened? My speculation about some things that could’ve been better? I don’t know! But this shouldn’t be so difficult. I mean, come on, I’ve been a newspaper writer: I know how to write concisely. But this is different, and very important to me.
This is why I’ve been putting off actually writing the DP essays. I hate not doing my absolute best work, and I feel a little cramped by some of the guidelines. On the other hand, I’m glad I’ve stopped putting it off, because neglecting the work was stunting my spiritual growth.
Argh, argh, argh.