January 29th, 2004

29 Jan 2004, by

Welcome to this week’s fragment entry. I just want to say, before we get to the meat, that last week I failed to do the fragment exercise not because I didn’t get around to it or because I forgot or all the other reasons I frequently don’t do it. Last week I actually tried to write something and failed. I got a little ways into it and realized I had no idea where I was going or what to write and that the idea had was not even mature enough for a single scene and I actually gave up on it. I kept waiting around for another idea and my head felt completely empty. I’m going to have to comb through some of the notebooks and notes I have for ideas if that happens to me again, but last week when it happened it kind of took me by surprise and paralyzed me. It’s the first time since I’ve started the exercise that I tried to do it and failed so I figured it merited a mention, for honesty’s sake, despite how embarassing I might find it to say so.

With that confession out of the way, this week’s fragments (they’ll be italicized in the text) are :

  • loosely in her hand
  • less than a minute
  • he spent about five

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