Why I’m so slow (reason #zillion)

18 Feb

Every now and then, I write a really good sentence. One that is so balanced and so well-tuned, that I know I will never give it up. Sometimes, such sentences come out of the blue, but very often, they come after days or weeks of knowing the line is there, but not quite putting it down. These moments of resolution are fine moments indeed. The problem is, that I then spend the next three hours so caught up in admiring the sentence what I have wrote, that it becomes the only thing I do all day.


7 Responses to “Why I’m so slow (reason #zillion)”

  1. drew February 18, 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    You’re talking about that last sentence, right?

  2. bec February 18, 2008 at 6:42 pm #

    I could only wish to know, when done, that such sentence had I wrought.

    Am fairly certain a sizeable proportion of the thirdcat sentences are perfect – for which I give thanks.

  3. suse February 18, 2008 at 7:17 pm #

    That whole paragraph what you wrote was not half bad either.

  4. ampersand duck February 19, 2008 at 6:25 am #

    I think there’s waaaay worse ways to spend a day.

  5. ThirdCat February 19, 2008 at 8:13 am #

    It’s true, there are worse ways to spend a day. But why doesn’t one good sentence inspire me to write two, and then two to write three. And then, by the end of the day, I’d have a page of greatness and wouldn’t have to panic that deadlines are looming.

  6. elsewhere February 19, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    Oh come on! It’s more often than that…

  7. ThirdCat February 19, 2008 at 6:52 pm #

    Not really.

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