Mar 26, 2005
public vs. private
Is it worthwhile to document a process or will the documenting and the examining destroy the process? I'm thinking of posting the notes I write when I'm building a new play. Is this interesting or valuable? Will it make me a boor? Does anyone even really care? Do I even care? Perhaps if I did this I would learn something about what I'm doing or perhaps it would stop me in my tracks and make me unable to continue. Also by actually typing up scribbling, I'm making the scribbling permanent and therefore making it harder to change it. So maybe I won't do it. Also I'm not sure the actual process has much to do with what I write down. I think it's more what I don't write down. What stays in there and reappears and reappears is maybe more interesting. Because what I write down is partially just details I think I'll forget and not the meat of the thing, whatever that is.