My Life

The Ghost Writer:

I turn sentences around. That’s my life. I write a sentence and then I turn it around. Then I look at it and I turn it around again. Then I have lunch. Then I come back in and write another sentence. Then I have tea and turn the new sentence around. Then I read the two sentences over and turn them both around. Then I lie down on my sofa and think. Then I get up and throw them out and start from the beginning. And if I knock off from this routine for as long as a day, I’m frantic with boredom and a sense of waste.

Pretty much.


  1. Michael November 17, 2013 at 10:21 am | #

    “Stitching and unstitching.” Wm. Butler Yeats

  2. Rick Perlstein November 22, 2013 at 10:13 am | #

    And then you win.

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