The smartest thing that ever occurred to my writing life had been breaking my ankle.

The smartest thing that ever occurred to my writing life had been breaking my ankle.

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Laura Bogart

Painful, yes, but it purchased me personally seven days of forced bed rest—kind of like a compensated writer’s retreat, with the exception of the right component where I’d to determine getting myself towards the restroom.

I’ve written in the margins of life since I have had been an university student attempting to sell cardigans at Lord & Taylor; a graduate pupil tutoring kindergarteners from the alphabet and high-school that is prepping for his or her SATs; an adjunct with a five-class courseload across two campuses; and a late-twentysomething/early-thirtysomething “in marketing and editorial.” Meal breaks bled into long evenings, and very very long nights bled into weekends. Even while I became chafed natural: I experienced to eke down my passion within the hours between assisting other folks achieve their dreams—or at the least get whatever they desired.

This extended, uninterrupted time from the workplace had been the silver lining of the injury that is catastrophic. That space of my very own had been the broken-springed settee in my moms and dads’ family room. All of them were good words (Oxycodone isn’t the nectar of lucid prose), but they were my words: not the aggressively inane copy I drafted for the employee newsletter, like vendor changes in the cafeteria (“But no worries, Taco Thursday isn’t going anywhere!”); or the grind of daily blog posts; or, the advertorials, which gave the illusion (at first) of writing an editorial, something of substance, until I had to plug in the call-to-action du jour over the course of those long weeks of the walker and the bedpan and the constant throb of knitting bone, I wrote 5,000 words toward my novel-in-progress—not. Continue reading “The smartest thing that ever occurred to my writing life had been breaking my ankle.”