I wrote a new poem that has been published to the Salt City Genre Writers literary magazine. Hope you enjoy it!
Stay healthy in mind and in body. Take time to enjoy and experience the outdoors (hikes, walks, bike rides and more) during this time of self-quarantine. It’s beautiful out!
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Here I am, late Wednesday night
It’s really Thursday morning, right?
Stuck at work just having a blast
Wondering how long this night will last
Overtime! The money should be good
I’m just not sure I’m in the mood
Someone call me, save me, stat!
Sit with me; call, let’s chat
Small talk, simple and delightful
Wishful thinking, I’m just doubtful
Alas I wait for this to end
I want to go home and crash in bed
This silly rhyme I chose to write
Sitting, waiting to end this night
…oh oh, is the end in sight?
Is that the end of this dreadful night?
We shall see, almost there
Get me out of this dreadful chair
© Alan Zaugg 2020
I’m so far behind. February is a short month, which adds pressure to my writing schedule. I have to load a story for my Patreon subscribers, who pay monthly to read my stories. Yet here I am, in crunch time, trying to write a story.
I have not been able to sit down and write consistently all month. I’ve had things that have dominated my mornings. Meanwhile, I wanted to submit a flash fiction to my local writing chapter’s Medium publication due March 1st. Here I am without that as well.
I’ve put too much pressure on myself as a writer. I need to slow it down. I am knee deep in my new story for Patreon that I hope to submit tomorrow. I love writing, this is not a chore for me. However, it’s so hard when life comes at you.
Poetry has become a cathartic exercise for me as well and I won’t stop that. It really does help clear my mind. And then there’s the non-creative stuff, health for my body. I’ve hit the gym a lot lately too. It’s been a big time release to hit the weights. Allows me to let out some aggression (those poor weights have been abused, ha!). Oh, it helps to be down nearly 20 pounds since before Christmas.
Anyway, this is me just rambling. Thank you all for reading what I have to say and the stories on my brain.
Much love, my friends.