This is how we write

The writing process

 

 

Every week we must write a blog, and every week we have the same process of procrastination:

Jhonny finishes his by Saturday morning, latest.

I finish mine by Sunday night or Monday at 8 am.

And Jazzy, well, we’re lucky if Jasmine finishes hers by Monday night.

Every week we have the same discussion about blogs: What should I talk about? I did nothing, I did so many things, can my blog just be pictures??

I would however, like to highlight Jasmine’s writing process (with her permission, of course).

 

Saturday:

 

Jhonny: Don’t forget to write your blogs!

Gabie:  Oh yeah! Blogs! I’ll go do that write now. Goes to room, but gets distracted and does not write

Jazz: Oh, the blogs! I have an idea, but I’m not sure about it. Snapchats everyone in the house for a while

 

Ten minutes later:

Jhonny:  Okay, I have submitted my blog.

 Jasmine and I make eye contact and sigh.

 

Sunday:

9:30 am

Gabie:  AHHHH, we must write blogs!

Jasmine: oh yeah!

The two interns continue not to write blogs

 

10:15 am

Jasmine: have you started your blog?

Gabie: I wrote a sentence?

Jasmine: I’m starting now. Doesn’t start her’s now.

 

11:20

The two interns still sit in front of the television, not having moved an inch

Gabie:  Okay, I’m mostly done. How about you?

Jasmine: noooo, I haven’t started! I NEED INSPIRATION. Jasmine goes for a walk.

 

1:30pm

Jasmine returns from her walk, looking refreshed and feeling a bit hungry.

GABIE:  how was the walk, what did you see?

JASMINE: it was nice, I heard some swainsons’s thrushes.

GABIE:  Sweet! I finished my blog!

JASMINE: Ohh noooo! I don’t like my story at all! I’m going to change it!

 

3:20 PM

Gabie: Have you done the blog?

Jasmine: noooo, I’m thinking about what I really want to write about

 

4:30:

Gabie: How’s the blog coming?

Jasmine hides her laptop screen

Jasmine: Heeey, it’s going alright…

Gabie: You’re on Tumblr again!

Jasmine looks guilty

 

5:00

Gabie: Blog?

Jasmine: Nope!

5:45:

Jhonny: I submitted my hours, edited my resume, and cleaned my room!

Jasmine: I should do laundry!

Gabie: You should write your blog!!!

 

6:30:

Jasmine: whyyyyyy!!! Next week, I’m writing my blog on Thursday!

Everyone in the house smiles and chuckles because they know that she will not, in fact, write her blog on Thursday.

7:45:

Other interns invite us out to do something

Jhonny: Okay, I have nothing to do

Gabie: uhhhh

Jasmine: YES! Let me put shoes on!

Gabie: did you finish your blog??

Jasmine:  I’ll do it when I come back!

 

9:20pm:

Everyone returns from playing night Frisbee

Gabie: good night! Don’t forget to write your blog!

 

10:30:

Jasmine is talking to other interns, not writing blog

11:30

Monday

Still not writing blog

12:15 am

Talking, everyone goes to bed, but Jasmine works on the couch until 1:20am.

She awakes at 9:20, and writes parts of her blog. The blog is due at noon.

 

4:37PM

Jasmine: I finished!!! Time to celebrate!!!

 

~fin

 

And now, as I write my blog two hours before the deadline, I realize that I am Jasmine. We  have become each other.

Gabriela Wolf
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