A Reflection on Excessive Self-Reflection

Photo: Chad Eric Jay

Photo: Chad Eric Jay

“You get tired of thinking about yourself all the time when you’re a writer. Or at least when you write the kind of books I write. It gets wearisome, all the bellyaching and feeling and thinking about the world and how you interact with it. Everything’s a mirror when you’re a writer; the computer monitor is a mirror. Who thinks they are so important they need to write books about themselves? Who are these people who write about themselves, and how did I become one of them?”

-Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years