from the Home Row
Even though it can be challenging
to write while one is less than a hundred percent, there
are some pluses about "writing sick" that you
may have overlooked, Robert.
You mentioned that you can barely see straight.
Now that can work to your advantage.
You donít have to be concerned with your
vision, since its most likely blurred or even doubled,
so you can concentrate on your other senses such as
hearing (listening to your spoken or inner dialogue
hat incessant phone
ringing which youíre contemplating throwing out the
window (the closed one)!
Or the sound of that
loud beating that keeps thumping and thumping and is
driving you bonkers as you almost go insane, trying know
where itís coming from and finally realizing that
itís coming from... from you... from inside of you...
because itís YOUR HEART BEATING!
(Hey, I just thought of another brilliant horror
just wouldnt' stop.
Or how about the sense
of touch, feeling the keys under your finger tips like a
blind man sensing the Braille markings, pounding (or
clacking out) your next masterpiece, not needing to see
the typed version of it on the screen.
(Of course, as we learned in typing class, if
your fingers happen to be not perfectly placed on home
row, your screenplay could look something like this:
placed on home row)
DIRT ROAD Ė DAY
(fingers imperfectly placed on home
es;ld s;pmh eoyjpiy yjr d;ohjyrdy vpmvrtm gpt jod dsgryu.
(The intended words were:
ďJames walks along without the slightest
concern for his safety.Ē
Now that I come to
think of it, you might want to wait until youíre
feeling better before resuming your screenwriting.
Hey, that gives me still another idea for a
when you thought it was safe again to go back in the office.