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SONG OF THE HACK

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Every writer I know has days, moments, projects, that make them feel like a total hack.

So I decided to write a little ditty about it, and poke fun at myself, as is my way.

Now all I have to do is set it to music.

I call it:

 

SONG OF THE HACK
Every Writer’s Greatest Fear
©2014 by Samantha Berger

I am a hack.
Don’t feel bad, no, it’s true.
I get paid good money
to do what I do.

I say all the things
that have already been said.
I write the words
that you’ve already read.

It’s all formulaic
It’s all just clichés –
recycles stories
from authors we praise.

All that I do
has already been done.
My ideas are played
before they’ve begun.

Oh, you know it’s true
when you say it YOURSELF
No one will need
this book on their shelf.

And perhaps the worst part
about all of it —
I’d rather keep hacking
than ever just QUIT.

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