My Writing Nightmare
What do you do when you have a song stuck in your head? You listen to the song, of course. Well, following this logic, I share with you my writing nightmare. The hope is that by recounting it, I will get rid of it.
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In my dream I am writing a book. It is not a perfect book, but it is a meaningful book - a book that takes a piece out of me.
As I write, the book comes at a heavy price. The time and money required are significant. The setbacks and challenges are overwhelming. Still though, there are inexplicable little blessings along the way. These seem to drive the process forward. I continue to write.
Finally the book is finished. I am overjoyed! I run to a bookstore and ask for a table to sell my books. I tell everyone I know about it. "Come over! I have written a book," I say. "Rejoice with me!"
And I sit at a table in the centre of the the bookstore... waiting...
It is lonely. A few people walk in, but when they see me, they pretend not to notice I am there. They do not want to be dragged into my awkward proceedings - my awkward life. I sit there. Alone. Alone...
Finally someone walks into the store and acknowledges me. Of course, it is my old high school nemesis. He beelines it right over to my table. Then he points down to the stack of unsold books, smirks at me, and says, "See, I told you that you'd never amount to anything."
And then I wake up.
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There, I said it. Now the story will surely leave my head!