only in a movie montage.

WHAT I WISH WRITING A BOOK WERE LIKE

FADE IN

INT. HOME OFFICE – DAY

WOMAN

I’m going to do it. I’m going to write this novel.

Woman sits down at her desk, facing the camera. She sets a mug of coffee to the side and opens her laptop. She starts to type.

PAPERBACK WRITER plays.

MONTAGE

  • Woman types.
  • Woman pulls at her hair.
  • Woman types more.
  • Woman files her nails.
  • In a different outfit (signifying a different day), woman closes computer and puts a pad of paper on top.
  • Woman writes on the pad of paper.
  • Woman crumples up a sheet of paper and tosses it behind her.
  • Crumpled up sheets of paper collect on the desk around woman as woman’s outfit changes five times.
  • Woman sleeps with her head propped up on her fist while cat plays with the crumpled paper.
  • Woman leaves desk.
  • In new outfit, woman returns with a mug of coffee.
  • Woman opens her laptop again, types.
  • Woman’s husband brings her more coffee.
  • Woman drinks coffee.
  • In a new outfit, woman drinks more coffee.
  • New outfit, woman holds cup upside down over her open mouth to shake out last drops of coffee.
  • Woman leaves, brings a pot of coffee to her desk.
  • Woman types.
  • Woman spins in her desk chair – outfit changes every time she faces the camera.
  • Woman tugs at paper jammed in printer.
  • Stack of paper piles up to woman’s right as she types furiously – outfit changes six more times
  • Woman dramatically hits a few final keys on her keyboard, shuts laptop.
  • Woman picks up stack of pages and holding them upright, taps the bottom of the stack on the desk. On the front of the stack it says MY NOVEL.

PAPERBACK WRITER ends.

END OF MONTAGE

WOMAN

I did it!

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