How I get to write | Roxana Robinson

Posted: January 5, 2013 in Writing, Writing time
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☞ Not everyone writes at night (the previous blogpost below). Here’s Roxana Robinson on when she writes:

❝The reason the morning is so important is that I’ve spent the night somewhere else.❞

In the morning, I don’t talk to anyone, nor do I think about certain things.

I try to stay within certain confines. I imagine this as a narrow, shadowy corridor with dim bare walls. I’m moving down this corridor, getting to the place where I can write.

I brush my teeth, get dressed, make the bed. I avoid conversation, as my husband knows. I am not yet in the world, and there is a certain risk involved in talking: the night spins a fine membrane, like the film inside an eggshell. It seals you off from the world, but it’s fragile, easily pierced.

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