Early to bed?

Earlier than of late, anyway. Fun fact for you: six hours of sleep a night might be almost enough for a few days or even a week if I’m starting off well-rested. If I’m starting off sleep-deprived, not so much. When am I going to remember my body’s not as young as it used to be?

Only 108 words tonight, but I made some notes on upcoming scenes that should make them flow more smoothly. Should.

Dogwood blossom close-up

Tiny flowers in the center just starting to open

And on to the next challenge!

That “not taking on new projects” thing? Yeah, I’m not so good at that. I wouldn’t even have run for SFWA’s Board last year without Maggie Hogarth’s encouragement. Or Cat Rambo’s, though Maggie was the first to tell me I should run. I wish Maggie joy, rest, and progress (and I am definitely looking forward to the third Dreamhealers book! and more Coracle! and Kherishdar!) — God speed! And I will serve SFWA to the best of my ability as vice president.

I’ve been a bit distracted today…

Words written today: 338
Words written this month: 13,161
Words written 2017: 93,961
Average words/day 2017: 824
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 1-1/2 chapters with daughter
Books read 2017: 7

lilies of the valley

From a house down near the girl’s bus stop

Juggling on a tightrope

Actually quite enjoying the indexing, despite the looming deadline. Also, the English language has changed more in the past 500 years than Latin has (Yes, I understand why), which has made for some interesting reading.

Tomorrow, I’m investing a chunk of the day in time with my daughter — both a field trip and her weekly Brownies meeting — so I’m doing the burning-the-candle-at-both-ends thing again. Sleep is for the weak — or at least the weekend.

Words written today: 525
Words written this month: 10,800
Words written 2017: 91,600
Average words/day 2017: 848
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 0 for pleasure; many, many for work
Books read 2017: 7

dogwood flowers

Dogwood flowering near the library today (Note that the green centers are actually the unopened buds.)

I was going to bed an hour ago…

I really was headed to bed. I had though of doing an all-nighter on indexing so I’d have more time tomorrow to clean house before my friend comes to stay, but I dint sleep well last night, so the simple truth is I’ll be more functional tomorrow if I get sleep tonight.

So why didn’t I go to bed then? Well, I started writing. I’m up to 868 words, and part of me wants to break 1,000. The sane part’s winning, though. Bed and sleep it is.

Apple blossoms

Apple blossoms