I have a current writing project, but I’m not gonna talk about it. I’m going to keep it to myself until it’s done.
As much as I would love to write all day on my day off, that’s not how I or most writers work. A few sentences, then a mental break, then back to sentences. I needed a book to read during the breaks, instead of reading the Internet. I wanted something short I could finish today.
I read The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss.
Marat we’re poor and the poor stay poor / Marat don’t make us wait any more / We want our rights and we don’t care how / We want our Revolution NOW
(We could use a revival now, too.)
The play is written in short scenes with headings, which makes is easy to read just one as a break. And it’s fantastic writing. I like to have good sentences in my head.
When I chose this book, I was thinking it would feel good to finish something today, because the writing isn’t close to being finished. But I actually wrote a lot more than I expected AND read two books (Marat/Sade and Adventures in Babysitting, one of my favourite movies).
It was a pretty good brain day.