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Day 1 Write One Line. Delete. Write Another. Back Space

Day 1 Write One Line. Delete. Write Another. Back Space

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Day 1Write one line. Delete. Write another. Back space intonothingness. Glance up at the sudden noise of a lawn mover (Really?A lawn mower?!). Squint at the blank screen and suddenly my rightcontact pops out. I ignore it and frantically jam a first line onto theempty space. Tempted to delete but prod on. Through my mushyvision, I continue onto another line. Then nothing. I spy the contacthiding behind my water bottle. Pour water on contact, slip it back on,clearing up my world but not my thoughts.I lean back onto the couch, and the dog yelps.“Bella, why the hell are you sitting behind me?” I ask idioticallywhile she looks at me questioningly. Yea, like she is really going toanswer.. I stare at the blinking icon. It seems to be taunting me. (“Youwanted to be a writer. What a joke! Can’t write a sentence and thefool wants to be published”)Pause. Watch the time change on the cable box from 1:23 to:1:24 to: 1:25 until it finally smacks me with 1:42. Time’s up.Day 2I start typing: Ok, more like copying and pasting. I had watched
Finding Forester
(for the 100
th
time) and Sean Connery’s advice to“Jamal Wilkins” seemed to make sense: “Just start writing, and thewords will follow. [Hands him an old article of his].”

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