Drafting Pantoum

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Writing is a marathon.
Finish a draft, write ten more
but not right away – you have to write poetry, too, an essay, an email or a thank you note
because otherwise the writing hat fits too tight; the hatband gives you a headache. So

finish a draft. Write ten more
ideas for character development and narrative arc, but keep yourself guessing
because otherwise the writing hat fits too tight. So the hatband gives you a headache?
You begin to wonder whether you were ever meant to wear hats.

Ideas for character development and narrative arc keep you guessing, but
you know what you know what you know, which is hardly anything and
you begin to wonder whether you were ever meant to wear this hat,
which requires a combination of mindful surrender, wild imagination and determination even when

you know what you know what you know. It is hardly anything. And
now it might occur to you that you hardly need to know anything.
Which requires a combination of mindful surrender, wild imagination and determination even when
it means the stairs are left unvacuumed, the tub scummy and the shelves undusted.

Now it might occur to you that you hardly need to know anything
right away. You have to write poetry, too, an essay, an email or a thank you note.
It means the stairs are left unvacuumed, the tub scummy and the shelves undusted.
Writing is a marathon.

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