Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Ok. Well, I managed to stay off Koala's smack-down list last month, but this month I have kids home for two weeks holidays (what kind of sadistic country gives you two weeks of holiday in February?) and someone sub-let my head to a family of phlegm when I wasn't minding it. They keep me up all night yelling "snotters' rights! snotters' rights!" I want to write but I can't seem to concentrate, so I've read a lot of blogs this week and also some books. I've had loads of inspirations and it's sooooooo frustrating not to have the energy to follow through.
Duotrope is also killing me. This is of course, purely my own fault. I love Duotrope and owe to it every dab of organisation my submissions have ever seen. But it's just too tempting to check and re-check all the stats- has anyone responded to any submissions since I last checked? Have they responded to submissions more recent than mine? Does that mean they like mine? Or that they are passing it around for a laugh? Where's Lucy van Pelt when I need her? I'm doing my head in. (Hey, maybe I should torture myself some more! It might annoy the Phlegm Family.

I'm tempted to write a poem about this, but I can't think of anything that rhymes with 'boogers'.


sylvia said...

2 weeks in February? What are you supposed to do with children in February. Can't you trade it in for an extra one in June?

I hope you are feeling better soon - I've got a sore throat and am desperately hoping it doesn't turn into anything more drastic.

writtenwyrdd said...

Gak, two weeks off! In winter, when they are shut in? You poor, frazzled woman.

I hope you get some time off to write soon.

Mother (Re)produces. said...

This is Switzerland. We're *supposed* to go skiing. I'm supposed to like it. It's like telling my brother (ok, none of you know my brother, but try to picture it, ok?) "Guess what, you lucky guy- you've just won two weeks at a giant shopping mall! Aren't you happy? Huh? Huh?"

I'm glad you guys are in my comment box. My ears are so clogged up, I don't think I could hear you if you were sitting next to me.

pacatrue said...

Write a poem and then submit it. Gets you one point!