I really worry that I will never figure out how to shift pace without relying on “was was was.” there’s always a draft where I go through trying to reduce the was-es without just stringing together a ton of clauses.
also, about facebook, when I get stuck in the book and I would normally go onto facebook– now remembering that I can recognize that what I feel in the moments of being stuck with the book is loneliness– and that makes the memory of every single post on facebook be a sign of someone’s loneliness. I’ve been told by writer friends off facebook that when you feel that urge to go on fb you should text a friend or call them (?!). That feels impossible, though. So I do something to the house, or if I’m really on it, I go outside.