I’m writing something large for the magazine today, and I always struggle to post much here when that is the case. Sorry.
What else happens when I’m in composition mode? I drink way too many caffeinated beverages (I’m currently in the middle of an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper) and I check Gawker a lot. I don’t really like Gawker anymore (I’m a Spiers loyalist); on a normal day I’m unlikely to check it even once. But give me a deadline and a couple thousand words to write, and I check it 15 times a day.
Now loyal readers may note that I used this magazine-writing excuse last week as well, and nothing under my byline actually appeared in dead-tree Time. Well, it’s the same piece, it got bumped by Barack, and now I’m trying to totally redo it because I didn’t love the earlier version.