Off the Wagon
October 18, 2009 § 25 Comments
I admit it. I’m completely off the wagon: infrequent and poor writing, no submissions, no energy to blog. I feel a bit better knowing that some of my blogging buddies have also taken breaks, but still…I’m not happy.
The crazy upheavals at work (Extreme Makeover – Layoff Edition) and a reassignment to an unknown unit, boss and job have left me unsettled and emotionally exhausted.
But I do have a plan. As some of you know, I participated in Poetry Month – April – by writing a poem a day in a Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides PAD Challenge. Intense and productive, the program got my creativity churning.
Well, in November, Poetic Asides in sponsoring a PAD Chapbook Challenge. There’ll be 30 prompts, with a chapbook contest at the end. The contest I can do without, but the daily challenge I’m up for.
I’ve got two weeks to prepare for jumping back on the wagon. And I feel better about slacking off knowing the end is near, and this can be my “rest up and preserve your strength” phase.
Company is welcome – wanna join me? I’d also love to hear any helpful hints about getting back in shape. (And thanks for listening.)