Sunday, 8 August 2010

Some days

Some days I sit here at the computer for ages and I am in such a quandary about what to write first that I end up writing nothing at all. I keep glancing at the clock and think, ‘gosh 7pm already, three hours until annoyingly early bedtime’, and then I glance up again and think ‘oh no 8pm, two hours to go’, and so on. It is really counter-productive!

I’m in a bit of an odd mood at the moment. I keep mooning around my room and picking things up and putting them down again. I then sit here and click on increasingly random websites. I just woke up from replaying the theme tune from Tales of the Unexpected for the umpteenth time and thought what on earth am I doing?

Sometimes I feel like Sundays are nothing but a precursor to Mondays and I hate that feeling but it is really hard to shake. I’m sort of in the mood to do a Mournful Collage to my Lost Youth (ever get the feeling a birthday is looming on the horizon?) and fear overblown poetry lurks around the corner. Luckily the dryer has buzzed saving you from that fate (oh Sunday, day of washing fun).

But there are also good things! My contest ends tonight at midnight, and I am looking forward to collating all the entries and picking out four winners at some point this week. Thank you to everyone who tweeted or blogged about the comp, it has been so lovely to see Ginger’s face on your blogs! Also another good thing (and this is unashamedly girlie) is I have a new bag to replace Jaws (the old one). It is green and looks like it could easily hold a Harry Potter (my rule when buying bags – if they can carry one of those literary breezeblocks then they can handle any book in the entire world).

Glances at clock, realises there are fifty minutes until bed. AGH!

Can I please just win the lottery? I know money doesn't buy happiness but I'd give it my best shot.

28 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A million dollars would make the search easier! And thanks for the reminder - my contest ends tonight as well.

Kathy said...

I know that exact feeling--Sunday as merely a precursor to Monday. Sometimes that feeling can ruin the entire day.

Jen said...

I was just talking about wanting to win the lottery as well. Sometimes you really do just need that money to have the comfort that everything will be okay.

Eliza said...

Sounds like a glass of wine and some chocolate is in order.

Jayne said...

Alex - thank you for reminding me about your contest! Have popped over. :)

Kathy - It really has, in a way. Monday has loomed like a particulary heavy cloud.

Jen - That is totally it, that safe security. I want it!

Eliza - due to a complete shopping fail I have no alcohol and only a tiny tea cake thing. No wonder I am feeling despair!

Old Kitty said...

You mean you;ve not watched Sherlock on BBC1?!?!?!?! Awww but it was so good!!!
:-) That's what the last three sundays have been for me. Well Sunday evenings. An hour and a half of Sherlock!!

Anyway!!! Good luck with your competition!!!! Ginger must be fed!

Take care
x

A Certain book said...

I do that every Sunday, watch the clock tick by, pick up things and put them back, and then it's sleep time. And then it's Monday!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Yes, we all go through this - my solution is to put on my N.L.P. tape on the ipod, first thing and early morning, and it works wonders even at my age. :0)

Hart Johnson said...

Sorry you have the glums! That just happens from time to time, doesn't it? I hope it passes quickly!

Sandy Shin said...

I can definitely sympathize with the feeling; it's happened to be a lot, especially during the summer. I hope the last 50 minutes before bed were more productive. :)

KarenG said...

Sometimes those early bedtimes can be the best thing for us!! You got a green bag? I've been wanting a green bag forever but holding myself back because I don't need another purse (which is American for bag LOL).

Vampires and Tofu said...

I don't care what they say, I'm pretty sure it would buy A LIL happiness =)
Buy a ticket!!!!

JJ Beattie said...

I used to feel that same way about Sunday being a precursor to Monday... and sort of not anything in its own right. Then when my part time art and design course took place at the start of the week I grew to LOVE Mondays and now I still do. I look forward to it because the apartment empties of family and the space comes back to me. Eeek: selfish? Maybe.

Christine said...

I well remember the Sunday evening gloom.

Hope your week is full of things to cheer you.

Boonsong said...

Money doesn't buy happiness but at least you could be miserable in comfort....
Thanks for an interesting post.

All the best, Boonsong

Rose said...

My Grandpa used to say money doesn't make you happy but it takes the rough edges off- and the edges can be really annoying sometimes!

Excited about your competition!

I'm in a funny mood too- perhaps it's the time of year or something, am sure we will feel better soon

Ann said...

Oh you too, you suffer from the Sundays!

Yes a lottery win would go a long why to free the worries and sleepless nights over bills.

Looking forward to the contest results.

Karen said...

Oh I know that "staring at the clock and panicking about how unproductive I've been" feeling only too well!

You've just reminded me to go and check my lottery ticket ...

Corra McFeydon said...

I feel your pain!! I do the same when I write... or really, when I sit down intending to write. :P

I prefer to think that Monday is a precursor to Saturday.

- Corra

Talli Roland said...

I hear you. I've been doing a lot of faffing lately. I wonder if it's the weather?

Happy Frog and I said...

I feel like this a lot, it is tricky to keep disciplined all the time. I hope it passes soon for you.

The Words Crafter said...

You know what? It's been so crazy busy around here the past few weeks, I completely forgot to post a link to the contest! I'm very sorry...

I also do laundry on Sundays...have you ever read Calvin and Hobbes? There's a strip somewhere and it's almost time for back to school. Calvin laments Sundays, saying he can't ever enjoy them because they precede Monday, and who can enjoy that? I get how you feel...

Good luck with the contest!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Jayne..there are days when my writing time is interspersed with frequent glances at the clock and I wonder why the hands are moving so slowly. It happens and we get over it.

Christina Lee said...

ughh I've definitely had a week like this! hang in there!

Kay Richardson said...

This happened to me the other day, so I thought I'd write the first words to enter my mind. After an hour, I looked to see what I'd done. I was the word 'kill' over and over again.

This has me somewhat worried.

Linda said...

Hi Jayne

Just a quick comment and not related to your post. I've just been reading an article on page 31 of August's Writers' Forum about agents. Two agents (Jim Gill and Jane Juddd)at United Artists say they are looking for good quality historical fiction. Thought you might like to check it out for your baby.

Linda

Jayne said...

Linda - thank you so much for that pointer! Will check them out. :)

Linda said...

Hi Jayne

Just reading it again Jim is at United Agents but Jane has a contact of www.janejudd.com

Linda