Pick up the nearest book.
Open it to page 23.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
From Stephen Elliott’s Happy Baby, one of the few books that’s made me feel like writing lately: “‘You will make time for me when I tell you to.'”
I started the Elliott book last night and am only halfway through it but I can’t think about anything else. I wish I could skip work, curl up on the couch for the day, and read it and feel depressed and then write.