Christina Payne '16 | June 21, 2016
The cursor blinks on the page, black on white, a heartbeat pulsing on and on, unceasing.
Eight hundred words — no, that’s not it. Eight hundred perfect words. Eight hundred words wrenched from your heart, sent through your fingertips, judged in the harsh backlight of your computer screen, and second-guessed by your mind. Is “second-guessed” the right word? No, better make it “reconsidered,” “reviewed” or “reevaluated.” Reevaluated by your mind. Reevaluated by your mind? Read it out loud . . . that doesn’t sound right. Second-guessed . . . yes, second-guessed sounds better.