Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.
This might best describe my early morning and late night ramblings, er, I mean writings. These are probably the best times for me to write without my inner editor present. I should really try to write more during these times, but damn I get tired and need to sleep. xD
Six hours of sleep keeps me sane. I’m not going to apologize for it. If it was ten hours per night, then I’d think about freeing up some of that time.
Sleeping isn’t one of those things I enjoy doing. I know some people who love to sleep all day. While I might occasionally sleep in until 8:00 or 8:30 (I know, that’s crazy talk with a two-year-old in the house), I’ve never been the sleep until noon type. There’s waaaay more fun stuff to do than roll over and fall back asleep.
And in the evenings? Gah, I almost don’t want to talk about it. I get angry when I start to fall asleep on the couch with my laptop (or worse yet, when I was watching one of my shows like Person of Interest or Boardwalk Empire). I hate going to bed. Brushing my teeth is punishment akin to death. My poor dog Reno asks to be put up so he doesn’t have to endure the sight of me raging with grumpiness.
I think what I am trying to say with all of this is that I’m searching for more writing time opportunities, but I’m not having much luck yet. Any suggestions?
1. Short story almost ready to be submitted to readers for last minute hack-and-slash, um, editing and review. Would love to have this done tomorrow or Friday at the latest.
2. Words written: 3000. I wrote 12 pages longhand, and I’m averaging 250 words per page. Yeah, I often write longhand when I am working through a tough scene, or when I am having trouble unplugging. Not much trouble to get into when it is just you, a blue pen, and a legal pad. (Sure, you could play hangman with yourself, but how fair is that really?)
See, this is what my scribbles look like. It’s not pretty, but the first draft of anything never is. ;)
And because I <3 my music, and I <3 The Killers, I thought this would be appropriate.