Considering what I had going on from Wednesday through Saturday, I got a fair amount done. I worked slowly but surely on the new article, and should finish the first draft to send to my beta reader today. It will come back shredded, but that’s the point, and I know the skeleton is sound. I had to work a couple of twelve-hour days on Wednesday and Friday; even so, I wrote one post for Lapidary Prose on Friday, and ended up writing another one on Saturday.
The bad news is that I am now firmly ensconced in a full insomniac phase; I am doing lots of idea generation, but I am not getting any writing done. I am taking my time to outline the ideas, characters, locations, traits, anything and everything I can gather for the time when I can sleep again. I’m not going to beat myself up about this check-in; this lack of work feels very different from when I was avoiding work. My brain is engaged, despite the cotton wool that seems to muffle everything. I am thinking about the articles that remain to be revised in this round, about the new and old characters that visit me like succubi in the wee hours. And so, I will try to sleep tonight, break the insomniac cycle, and start a revision bright and early tomorrow morning.
Excelsior to us all. How are all the rest of y’all doing. You can check on everyone’s progress here, visit, encourage, and bond. That’s what it is all about.