I wrote pretty much all day today! Its truly exhausting! In coming to terms with my own style and brand, if you will, of writing, Ive found that I am most like Ernest Hemingway. But I dont like the things he writes. That is a problem. So Im reading other books by other Americana authors in hopes that maybe Ill find a different inspiration than of a man whose works I dont particularly adore. Dont get me wrong, I respect Ernest and his work, they just dont interest me all that much.
Can you believe Ive never read a John Steinbeck book! Neither could I so I took to the library yesterday and got the only one that wasnt checked out, Cannery Row, and I cant put it down! If you havent read it please do. I bought one off Amazon and put up a link think for it. Its so American. Poetry turned prose for sure.
Anyways. I didnt feel homeless at all today. I spent most of my time indoors writing. I went to J Dawgs for lunch. Talk about a hot dog, am I right!? I was in a good mood when I ate it too and here is why: I got off of work on Monday morning at 9a.m. At that point I had not slept in 23 hours. Typical, no biggie. I usually go to the park and find some shade and sleep like a child for a few hours. I tried that but I just could not get some things out of my mind and before you know it it was time for me to go get my eyes checked! I was beat. By the time I went to bed on Monday night I had not slept in 38 hours.
I fell asleep and did not wake up til twelve hours later the next morning. You know when you fall asleep in a certain position and wake up in the exact same position? Thats what happen. What a feeling. I hadnt stirred once! So I was well rested to say the least.
Other than painstaking writing all day (eeking out a measly paragraph!) thats pretty much all I did. It was all worth it though. Tomorrow Ill be going to find a shower. Its been since Saturday that I had one. Maybe Ill document it with pictures! Ha jokes. See you around....
oh PS- I put a little Facebook thing up there on the left. The idea is that you'll be able to look at it and see where I am around town (not too specific, for all the stalkers and murderers and rapists) and to be able to put all the pictures of my days up there. I have been wanting to put them up somewhere because lots of people have been asking and so I did that. So if you want a lot of photos of me just doing stuff here and there you can go to that! Hope it helps!