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# “How to Fail at Paying Attention in Class: A Writer's Guide to Daydreaming”

As a college student and author, my life is basically like having a double identity, like Batman but with a laptop instead of a cape. During the day, I put on my best "I'm-a-serious-student" face, attend classes, do assignments, and try not to fall asleep in the middle of a lecture. But as soon as I get home, it's time to transform into my alter ego, the creative and imaginative author.

Sometimes I even catch myself daydreaming in class about plot twists and character development, and I suddenly realize that the professor is asking me a question. Oops! I quickly come back to reality, answer the question (successfully incorrect, mind you I do give correct answers sometimes too), and try not to think about my next writing session for the rest of the lecture. But let's be real, my true calling is writing. As soon as I get home, I ditch my backpack and my "serious-student" outfit and switch to my comfortable writing attire. I sit in front of my laptop, sip on some coffee, and let my imagination run wild. And yes, sometimes I skip some college work to write more chapters, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right? It's not easy juggling college, internships, and writing, but I know it'll all be worth it in the end. My social life may be non-existent at the moment, but who needs a social life when you have a story to tell? Plus, the characters in my story always keep me company. They're like my own little group of imaginary friends. (cries in the corner.) So, as I sit here in my pajamas, typing away at my laptop, I know that tomorrow I'll have to put on my "serious-student" face again, but for now, I'm happy to be in my own little world, creating something that I hope will make others happy too.


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