I'll be back later with some philosophical birthday junk. It's only 8:07, and I'm still taking in all the various facets of being a quarter of a century old.
Can't get philosophical until I've had at least one cup of coffee.
If you don't feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then possibly what you are doing isn't very vital. If you don't feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it? If you don't have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough. --John Irving