Monday, August 17, 2009
Fact: I have more time on my hands than I know how to spend. Fact: truth be told, I'd rather be in the opposite position -- overwhelmed, over-committed, pushed to my limits. I'm a person who needs pressure and structure. Who'd a thunk it!
Fact: sleep (too much or too little) is often a problem. A doctor once tried to prescribe drugs for my insomnia. More terrified of those little white pills than lying awake for hours in the dark, I never showed up at the pharmacist.
Last night I was up past three a.m. following my mind's wanderings, brainstorming about possible projects and unwritten drafts. While fantasizing about writing is terrific, I need to put a plan into action.
Here's the deal. I need a deadline. Drafting poems isn't a problem. Having recently finished a series of book review assignments, I'm ready to take on something new. I'd love your opinion. Here are the options:
1. Craft essay: women poets writing science (evolution through feminist movement)
2. Travel essay: creation museum and Christian entertainment center in Arkansas
3. Personal essay: sourcing my complicated feelings about fire arms
Do any of these sound interesting? If so, let me know! I'd really appreciate it!