Author Chris Grabenstein on his early writing and procrastination | Author Shorts



well I remember because my mother saved my eighth grade composition book that by eighth grade because a seventh grade teacher had liked one of the essays I'd written in English class so much she wrote in the margins of my paper you will make your living as a writer someday so in eighth grade when I had to write that what do you want to be when you grow up essay I wrote but now my mind wanders to a new thought to be a comedian or a writer is my quest if this flops I would be content to be a millionaire and run grabbin Stein's department stores if I could ever fit the name on the side I'm supposed to be your writing I believe I check Facebook and email and once I check Facebook I have to remember I haven't checked email while I was looking at Facebook so I have to go look at the email and then I remember that oh something may have happened on Facebook and then I better check the news so I go to the New York Times website make sure everything's still okay in the world and then something may have happened on Facebook that someone might have sent me an email about and after about an hour and a half of this I start writing

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