I just had a really good topic to write about. Instead I scrapped it. I didn’t like how the first two sentences wrote. There was too much distance. I was telling an anecdote with some different time periods and I was going to add extra distance in how to frame those time periods. Not writing some things is just as important as writing others. Writing itself is not a memorable activity for me. If it were, I’d remember more about the writing process on the last novel. I’d have wanted to learn from it instead of just using it as a delivery system. But there’s only so much time for me to write. Writing something out, realizing it, makes fulfills the impulse. Somethings are better as deferred impulses than realized writing. As writing, they become countable words. As impulses, they are anything.