Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I Am Writing #SOL15


I am writing.
I have written.
I will write.
Twenty pages yesterday.
Twenty-six and a half pages today.
7,202 words yesterday.
9,775 words today.

I have been procrastinating.
Putting off until yesterday
what I should have been doing for months.
Avoiding the inevitable
That's why 

I sit here writing.
I sit on the couch
Laptop on folded legs
Fingers on keys
Tapping
Writing.

Tomorrow
I will write some more
Maybe more 
Words
Maybe fewer 
pages.

I have no time for 
Writer's block.
I have a written contract 
For words
Words I thought would satisfy
And fill a longing for 
Something unwritten
Something unspoken

These words I'm writing 
Don't nourish
My hunger for words.
Not all words are good words.
Not all words need to be written.
Some simply fill a utilitarian purpose.

Still
These cacophonous words 
Demand a place on a white page.
And so I write
And so I will continue to write
Until the last keystroke 
Marks the final white space.
Period.

Today's output. 


*By way of explanation: I have a contract job w/ a startup. I'm developing content for an app. I have had a hard time fulfilling my obligation to the company, but I'm not past my deadline. I am close, but I have a long way to go, although I'm more than half-way done. I'll say more about this experience when I finish the work. For no, this is all I have the energy to write.