As heat rises, I’m blocked. I have fibromyalgia and as the temperature soars, I find myself writing less. I wrote lots of poems in the last two weeks but as the temperature approached 90, I just wanted to sleep.
I went to my hypnotherapist today and nearly fell asleep in his waiting room. I went to bed very early last night, woke up early, but I find myself wanting to sleep and not write anything. I am reading a good book, Fearless Writing, which has some good ideas about writing in flow and writing a story based on what you live.
But I can’t take my own advice. I even have air conditioning but its either too cold or too warm in the apartment.
I tried writing a poem this morning but it was lousy. Unlike the other ones I wrote in the last two weeks. With global warming, my block looks like it might last all summer. I moved to Portland because summers were cool. Well, that’s no longer true.
It will be above 90 for the next seven days. i have to figure some way around this.
If any of you have figured out how to write in the heat, tell me. I used to stay up until 2 am and write then. But I find it easier with fibromyalgia to go to sleep early and get up early.
Maybe I can write when I get up. Tomorrow grocery shopping before it hits 80 degrees.
I’ll think of something.