Sick Again, Seriously?

Apparently no matter what bug happens to be going around, I’ll get it. Last time it was the stomach bug, and I got that. Then a cold went around, and now I’ve got that. I still feel pretty terrible, but it’s getting better as time goes on. The last few days I’ve literally felt like a zombie. Everything hurt and when I walked around it was more like “trudging”, complete with the occasional grunt and moan. My skin might not have been rotting off the bone, but it sure felt like it.

The worst thing about being sick is that my brain seriously does not work. Most would think “Hey, you’re sick, you have nothing better to do, you can write!”, and I can’t. I try, but nothing comes. I just can’t think well when I feel like that, and the most I can do is force out an article for my job. Even then, that probably looks like crap, but oh well.

So what do I do while I’m sick? I lay on the couch and watch things on TV that I would never watch otherwise. On the worst day, I watched about 3 hours straight of The Next Great Baker and Cake Boss. And I wanted to eat cake all day. I got really sick of loud Italian voices though. It kept me busy though, so I can’t really complain. When it wasn’t on anymore, I didn’t know what to do with myself. Sad, right?

The one creative thing I’ve been doing is some drawing. I’m terrible at it, but I’m on a friend’s art forum and they’re doing this little “Feb-A-Thon” thing where you upload something you’ve drawn everyday. It’s fun, and I decided to play along, even though in comparison to the other artists there my stuff looks like a 3-year-old drew it. It’s better than nothing though, because I need to keep my brain working somehow.

Since I know you’re wondering how badly I draw, here. It’s a character from something I’m working on, so while it’s garbage, at least it helps me visualize and keep writing.

Yes, I draw like a 7-year-old girl. Sue me.

 

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About HT Sundance

I'm 20 years old and I'm a writing student living in Hawaii. Writing is my passion, and I'm striving to break into the market doing something I really love.

Posted on February 6, 2012, in Flimflam, Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I have suggestions:

    – Read a book with large text (i.e. an eReader is a fab idea. Enlarge the text).
    – Read lots of sites and blogs about writing. (Zoom in for large text–no eye strain.) You’ll be productive in the writing department
    – And the funnest one for last: watch a movie and this will be like studying! Trust me. Analyse it for the three-act structure. When a bang! goes off that changes the course of the story, you know it’s a plot point, midpoint or pinch point :)

    • I don’t have an eReader and I hardly read as it is. >.< Perhaps a movie would do me good though, I'm always analyzing everything since I've taken courses online. Sometimes it gets annoying, lol!

  2. You draw a hundred times better than I do. I’m jealous.

  3. I love your drawing and I’m an artist. Well, art major graduate, really.

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