Writing has become more of a state of being for me these days. When people ask me how I’ve been, I respond “-__- I’ve been writing.” When they ask me where I’ve been, I respond, “>.< I’ve been writing.” No matter the time of day or night, if you ask me what I’m doing, the answer is “x_x writing “
I am so over writing! So to explain my state of being for the past 2 weeks, I will keep the writing short and use visual cues 🙂
Writing has completely absorbed me. The only people that see me on a regular basis are my writing buddy Kim (@realkimtillman) and the librarians that check us into our suite at Hotel Librarie (in my french accent. . .*oui oui*).
This is where the magic happens. We play word games like “Guess the Title”, where we write any and all words relevant to our thesis topic and try to form the best title. . .
We feng shui the room for the best writing or typing energies. . .
We are so focused that the librarians check in on us and remind us to eat. . .
We still forget and resume writing utnil an announcement over the PA system says “The library will be closing in 3 minutes. . .at midnight. . .Kim and Ayana”.
That really happened last night.
We go home, sleep it off (translation: have nightmares that the library will no longer allow us to reserve a study room), and repeat.
*le sigh* It’s a necessary evil in achieving the highest degree in the United States – PhD! Stay tuned for this explanation 🙂
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