A Writer’s Diary: Virginia Woolf — Part #3

a writer's diary
Virginia Woolf – Part #3
Excerpts from Virginia Woolf
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A WRITER’S DIARY

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Virginia Woolf

A Writer’s Diary
Virginia Woolf – Part #3

January 20th, 1919,
Woolf at 36-years
9 days before
her 37th Birthday

I note however
that this diary writing
does not count
as writing,

since I have
just re-read
my year’s diary

and am
much struck
by the rapid
haphazard gallop
at which
it swings along,

sometimes indeed
jerking almost
intolerably
over
the cobbles.

Still if it were
not written
rather faster
than the fastest
type-writing,

if I stopped
and took thought,

it would never
be written
at all;

and the advantage
of the method
is that
it sweeps up
accidentally

several
stray matters
which I
should exclude
if I hesitated,

but which
are
the diamonds
of the dustheap.

Virginia Woolf's Monk's House Garden

Virginia Woolf’s Monk’s House Garden

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Virginia Woolf


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