Summer is over and tomorrow the kids go back to school and I couldn’t be happier. Of course, because with the kids in school several hours a day, my life becomes a lot easier. I hope I’ll have a bit more free time (and quiet time) to work on the book I’m writing, which should have been finished months ago. Also, my work should pick up. It does every autumn. Somehow, even my adult students seem to be rooted in the schedule they learned in childhood. They all cancel in the summer and start up again in September.
Another thing is that tomorrow is the first Alchemy Poetry Reading of poetry year 2014-2015. I was very bummed out and depressed today because I did not have anything written for the occasion. Although I write a couple of poems a day, they are mostly smartass replies to things on facebook and generally two lines long. Also, a tweet a day to try and direct people to this blog. It’s more akin to graffiti than literature.
Still, it’s what I’ve got so I went back through my activity log and started copying and pasting and voila! I’ve got plenty of stuff to present tomorrow. None of it’s great, none of it’s earth shattering, but a lot of it is fun.
So, I’m not depressed any more.