February 03, 2009

Confessions on a Tuesday

Since this coincides with Confession Tuesday, it seems like the perfect time to confess. And I do have a few.


Though this isn't quite a confession, I'm so so so excited because I just found out that I won a free -- and signed -- copy of Justina Chen Headley's novel "North of Beautiful"! I've been dying to read this since forever, so I'm feeling pretty good.

I've actually been doing a lot of stalling when it comes to writing. First I claimed it was because I was taking a break from poetry and was writing prose. Which I admittedly was. But I stopped writing prose. Now it's back to struggling to write poetry, as I've been stuck for the past couple of weeks. It's not working very well. I'll need to find a solution.

I haven't gotten much sleep lately. I've been sleeping earlier, yes, but somehow it never seems to be enough. I'm either an extremely sleepy person in general or I still haven't made up all that lost sleeping time (which I haven't).

I'm racing to get everything I want done. For the past who-knows-how-long I've wanted to do this, and that, and haven't gotten the time. Someday, I'm going to find that time. Probably over the summer. But that's a long ways off.

Speaking of summer, I noticed that I'm sick during breaks. Over Christmas break I was sick, and then during the weekend I fell sick again, and I don't know why. And, for some reason I'm watching football when I'm sick. I got to watch a bit of college football around New Year's, when I was sick, and then I watched the Super Bowl a few days ago. Football = being sick?

But a lot of people aren't feeling too good right now -- in my area and around the blogosphere. I think there's some sort of flu/sickness floating around. But oh well. I'm feeling a little better.


Q said...

I had the most crazy throbbing headache for the last three days, but I'm feeling better now.

January said...

Lots of us are not writing, or struggling to write. I wonder if it has to do with the time of year or with what's going on in the state of the nation. But hang in there. Something will break for you soon.

If you're not submitting poems, that's a good activity to do since you're not writing.

And enjoy "North of Beautiful." What you read informs your writing.

Anonymous said...

Hm....I think the first months of the year and summer are my best writing time. :)
But fall and Christmas season are kind of bad for me.

Were you ever going to send me some of that writing? ;)

Sorry you were sick! That sucks. I haven't really been sick sick since December. I've just been having allergies.

Maya Ganesan said...

Maribeth -- yes, I was, but I'm only starting to really go somewhere with it.