On the Tuesday Feeling

I woke this morning…

…and had no idea what day it was.

The idea that today was Tuesday was simple inconceivable to me.

I don’t know what day I thought it was, but Tuesday it was not.

Could it be that I got up with the alarm, rather than hit the Snooze button the two, sometimes three, times that I normally do? So that my mind was still partially asleep?

Could it be that I just didn’t want it to be Tuesday?

There’s nothing wrong with Tuesday. But whatever Tuesday feels like, this morning didn’t feel like it.

Fortunately, my morning, once I started fortifying myself with coffee to face the day, got off to a better start.

First, a story idea struck me on the subway, and I scribbled furiously on a notepad on the subway and then the light rail. Some dialogue. Some scenes. My mind’s still working out the plot, but it’s going to be good.

Then, I got feedback about an article I wrote yesterday at work. Came back thumbs-up, which was a good feeling. I didn’t exactly trust myself with this article; it’s about an author whose work I enjoyed, but the author has recently shown himself to be a batshit insane ideologue, and that has tinged my appreciation rather sharply. I was worried that my disdain would have shown through — and thankfully, it didn’t.

Then, I had a really good cookie out of the vending machine at the office.

I need to stop yawning, though. It’s too early to yawn.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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