Young Louisa's developing thoughts were important too.
With this new space, I'd like to develop my older voice. The young and old have been warring with each other for a long time in my head now. It's a war between the side of me that believes in dreaming and the one that knows and hates reality. Consequently, this has created a very choppy writing style, resulting in endless backtracking and unsatisfying revisions on my manuscript.
Voice development is crucial. If I learn to look at the young and old voices with less cynicism and more kindness, I might finally transition into the one I'm supposed to have—and finish my book. One thing I know I shouldn't change, however, is how I end each entry. I may not mean it, but everyone must "fake it till they make it" before they can become the person they want to be.