Wednesday, September 23, 2009


A draft! A draft! I wrote a new draft!

I gave myself one hour and vowed words would make it through the printer in some shape of a poem. (I'm trying for one new draft a week, despite papers to grade, meetings to attend, laundry to be done, and fevers.) It took 37 minutes...27 of those were hair-pulling, teeth-gnashing, I can't do this, I want to be a dentist! minutes. Then, in desperation, I opened my "in progress" folder and found something I started last week that never breathed any real breath. I saw the turn that needed to be made and then...the lines poured forth from my Uni-ball Vision Elite in blue-black ink.

Praise be!

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