Last week was a bit rough. I got sick with a sore throat and a fever, which floored me for most of the week. I had to take time off work and from functioning in general in order to recover, so I wasn’t very productive.
I started to feel better by the time the weekend rolled around, however, so at least I was able to hang out with the family, play with my niece and nephew, and decorate easter eggs with them. It was a good, fun, relaxing weekend, which was exactly what I needed to help get me back to normal.
What Iâ€™m Reading
I’ve started reading Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool, which is about a young girl who has been left in the care of a family friend during the 1930s depression.
Still working on Blue by George Elliott Clarke and Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
What Iâ€™m Writing
I meant to make some edits to my chapbook submission, reworking and cleaning up a few poems, but that didn’t happen. I needed rest more than I needed words last week.
Goal(s) for this week: Finish and submit chapbook. Or, at least finish editing the poems for said chapbook.
Whatâ€™s Inspiring Me Right Now
Good health. It’s amazing how important it is to just be able to function well.
Here is a complete list of poets giving away free poetry books this month as part of the Big Poetry Giveaway!
I may have missed my chance to be added to the list, but am also giving away two books of poetry here.
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