–I wrote a poem. I believe that my impulse to poetry is fueled by the rewrite. The poem isn’t overly emotional; I’m not heartbroken or passionately in love, or angry, or in any extreme state. It was all about the words, though there is an emotional angle as well. The current title is, “Blips of Grace in a Task-Driven Life.”
–I killed one tooth this week — had a root canal. I am so happy it’s over. That tooth hurt me so badly. As some of you know, I have a high tolerance for pain. Yet this was bad enough that I was taking enough aspirin to make myself deaf. A week from Tuesday I will kill another tooth (have a second root canal.) I’m looking forward to that one as well. I would like to be out of pain by February.
–I bought a video game (Puzzle Quest) and I played it all day yesterday (Saturday). I didn’t work on the rewrite at all. This is bad, and has put me behind schedule. I’m hoping to make it up today. We’ll see.
–I don’t want to work on the rewrite today. It’s gorgeous outside. So I made a deal with myself — I can be outside if I actually work. I’m writing this sitting on the rooftop of my building. I have a magnificent view of the Cascade Mountains, the space needle, Seattle. The sun is warm and beautiful. I may stay here all day. Which, of course, means working all day. Which is kind of the point. . .
–I didn’t get up until 10 AM this morning, after going to bed around midnight. I’m not sick. I woke up at 5:30 with a migraine (see playing video games, above.) I took a pill, went back to bed, secure in the knowledge that I’d set my alarm for 8 (the pills make me tired.) While I set the time of the alarm, I missed actually turning on the alarm (it’s a new alarm and I thought I had set it.)
I hope that each and every one of you is having a lovely and joyous weekend! And I promise that someday I will blog about writing again. I have thoughts! I do!