How to Write When You Don’t Even Have Time to Brush Your Teeth

I’m writing this — like everything — on my phone, in the dark, with a single clumsy thumb.

It’s not a great system. (On the first attempt, Google interpreted that sentence as “ours not a great sudden.”) The glare stings, my wrist cramps. I can see a few sentences at a time, at best. It’s like writing through a keyhole.

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Professional writer, parent, educator. Unusual woman.

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