This picture pretty much sums up how I've felt for the past two weeks. The week before, that, I didn't write because of a string of interviews for a job.
Didn't get it. No matter.
I just had to take a few breaths, get back to writing and...
Oh yeah. The day of the last interview, me, my gran and my mother returned home to find the power off. My puzzled mom (who had paid the usual amount to our real estate agent) phoned the municipality to find out what happened to our electricity.
She was referred to accounts and was told that the power was cut because of the fact that my mother owed them R12000. Ahem...
That's *cough* six times our monthly consumption.
It's also more than what an average worker earns in a month. About three times as much in fact.
So... two weeks in the dark was spent with me stewing in my own juices.
Still, it was somewhat fun, but by yesterday the novelty of boiling water on a gas stove (which we had waiting around in the kitchen), the silence and the time spent with the family (after sunset we played cards to keep ourselves busy) was gone.
Now I'm back, but the ramifications of those two lost weeks only hit me now. I was supposed to finish a significant portion of my rewrites in that time. I was supposed to start editing Doorways again.
And here I am, staring at the computer because I don't know which one I should focus on first.
Still, I'm glad to be back and more than a little glad to be.
Anything interesting happen while I was gone?