Virginia Woolf and Failure


Peter Orner writes over at Salon about the beautiful summer of being 22, out on a lake and drinking some beers. He writes of languidly gliding along in a boat with some friends and gripping a copy of To The Lighthouse. Virginia taught him an important lesson that summer: the value of failure.

Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide. More from this author →