I really need to blog more often so that the My Life In Hell blogs don’t run back to back. I am also neglecting my character’s blog. Actually, I’ve forgotten all about it over the last week, but I’ll have to get right back to that one because I’m only 20K words from the possible end. 60K words in like 4 weeks. That’s insane! Right? RIGHT?
This week’s comic is:
I love Akbar and Jeff, and I feel both sentiments right now. Um, yeah…
The insomnia has abated and now I’m sleeping TOO much! Oh, I can’t win.
The positive of the insomnia is that I have written so much. I won’t say more than any period of time because I participated in the 3-Day Novel contest last year and yes, I finished a novel… almost. I forget the word count… maybe somewhere around 76K. I’ll have to polish that one up because I love it. It’s Top Secret right now, though. =p
And yes, there’s a very good reason for that.
The negative of the insomnia is that I end up with several days like today, where I sleep 12 freakin’ hours. It makes me tired and I don’t want to go to the gym… or anywhere else, for that matter.
Even if I wanted to go to the gym right now, I can’t because Big Daddy took my ‘lanche to work and I am NOT walking down there at this hour in the cold!
Let’s face it, though, I don’t really want to go to the gym right now. =)
The last time I went, Big Daddy about killed me on the eliptical torture device thingy.
I prefer something that isn’t going to set my chest on fire. Yes, I know, I should quit smoking. The last time we did that, we had writer’s block for 3 freakin’ months.
No, no, drugs that give horrid nightmares are out of the question. I have certain conditions that don’t allow for things like new-fangled medications that could possibly cause death (have you ever caught that one in the commercials for ANY new prescription drug? Yeah, sure, I want some of that!).
Getting past the physical addiction only took a few days… no problem.
It’s the psychological addiction that’s difficult… and well, make me a little psycho. I believe I blogged about murderous tendencies or something of the sort.
My ex-foster daughter is lucky she’s still alive.
And speaking of the little darling, my other phone (her old one) receives 20+ text messages per day from Gaia Online. WTF?
At least she still talks to me.
By the way, this is a must read for writers:
Carrie Vaughn’s Analysis of Urban Fantasy Part I: The Formula
and this: Part II: When Things Go Wrong
and finally, this: Part III: Deconstructing Urban Fantasy
Some real good stuff there. It’s part of the reason I’m reworking my latest WIP, even though it doesn’t fall in the UF category, which I have also considered changing. I’ll have to reread the first 16 chapters and go from there. But I do have some good ideas if I were to change it.
Her first four books sit on my shelf collecting dust, waiting for me to pick them up to read.
I have a long reading list. Dead Witch Walking is the next to start. =)
I usually read about four or five books at once. Currently, I’m reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bront ë, The Black Tattoo by Sam Enthoven, and Sabriel by Garth Nix. Just finished The Iron Hunt by Marjorie Liu.
I’ll save reviews for another time, since I have now gone completely off topic.
SHARON (think Ozzy)… Remind me to print your freakin’ edits!!! I know I’ve missed that contest deadline. I can’t even remember which contest it was. Oy vey.