April 30, 2010
Now I look like a complete idiot, having been informed by my friend, Roy, that Twitter allows 140 CHARACTERS. And I am not allowed to go back in and change my entry from yesterday – so my ignorance of Twitter has been recorded for posterity. Really, is there any worse torture for a writer than to be forbidden to edit? That is the flip side of the glow of publishing. Your words are now literally carved in stone, you cannot take them back, you cannot amend or add to them. Suddenly what you were so sure about previously seems possibly mistaken.