Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Awake, Dang it!

It's 1:15 a.m. and I'm awake. Awake! I'm supposed to be asleep. Did you hear me? It's 1:15. A.M. I'm really tired, but my little eyelids just keep popping open. It's a weird combination of excitement, stress, creativity, and for good measure...a runny nose.

The excitement is about Writing For Young Readers Conference (or whatever it's called). Today was fabulous, and I can't wait for tomorrow. The stress is about the piece I decided to revise one more time tonight at 10:00 p.m. and the subsiquent discovery that my printer is out of ink. The creativity is about all those ideas dancing around in my head. I love you, ideas, but could we just go to sleep.

Now I'm more stressed because it's 1:20 a.m. and I need to get up at 6:15 a.m. and find a copy store and make my lunch and shower and eat breakfast, and...

By the way, what are you doing up? You should be in bed too? Is it your runny nose? Try some vitamin C.

G'nite. I'm going back to bed. I've got a big day tomorrow.

Linda Garner

1 comment:

Vicki Rocho said...

I had trouble falling asleep too. My characters were playing a scene out in my head, which is great, but they were like actors redoing it over and over until they got it just write.

ME: Hey! Could you keep it down in there?? Some of us are trying to sleep.

THEM: (they didn't actually respond, they just kept on with the scene. again and again and again)

don't forget to hop over to check on your blackjack hand today! Let me know if you're going to stay or if you want me to hit you (nicely of course)