Don’t Make Me Look: Writing, Scorned.

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Girls Girls Girls SignYeah it’s now 2:30 and I HAVE been awake since 7 a.m. and yes I HAVE thought about this Day 2, #Reverb10 prompt and I suppose I HAVE had at least TWO chances already to write this post, but I HAVEN’T and whose fault is that I’d like to ask but I won’t because if I do, some kind of disgusting acidic guilt will start eating away my writerly guts and then, because I HAVEN’T written the post yet, I’ll do something even MORE stupid, like TWEET 20 times and let  “it only takes a few seconds to write a tweet” flash like a “girls-girls-girls” neon sign in my mind until I am lulled, happily, into the Twitter-sphere, and OH SHIT, I haven’t even LOOKED at Facebook yet today, which means that hundreds of my adoring crickets are chirping away in my absence.

And oh, look.

It’s 2:41.

Huh.

And NOW I HAVE written the post and THAT wasn’t so hard, and NOW I feel badly AGAIN because wasn’t it just plain RIDICULOUS to put it off for so LONG, something which only took 11 minutes?

Sigh…
Thanks Leo Babauta for this prompt
“Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?”

This post is part of a daily writing project called #reverb10. Find out more & join in this creative exercise here.

Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth writes literary non-fiction, haiku, cultural rants, and Demand Poetry in order to forward the cause of beautiful writing. She teaches and speaks about the rhetorical impact of beautiful writing. A recent transplant to Connecticut, she calls London, Kansas City, and Iowa home. 

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