So, if I set this up right, this post is being published via e-mail. Then again, if I didn¹t set this up right, no one will read these words, so I guess this has no real audience. Not to mention to the people reading this, it is irrelevant how it got here (aside from a few geeks).
Anyway, things have been going OK lately. Main new thing has been a sleep schedule that does well for the writing, but little else. I go to bed around 8 p.m. (sometimes staying up as late as 9!) and then wake up around 4 a.m., work on the book, do some cardio, goof off a bit, and then go to my job. It is a simple solution to the problem of feeling worn out trying to work on the book after having been at a computer for 8 hours all day. Now, I still get worn out, but it is at work, which I can live with.
Of course, the hard part is that I have to opt out of a lot of things. Concerts start when I go to bed. Plays start when I¹m getting ready for bed. Friends want to have dinner when I want to go to bed. So, in as much as trying to find a way to integrate a social life and a writing life… It is a disaster. If anyone wants to meet for a 6:30 a.m. breakfast, that I can do. Everything else is difficult.
It also can¹t be broken easily for a one-off concert or anything, or even the weekend, so I¹ve been keeping that schedule 7 days a week. I did break it for my remaining obligations (Kevin Smith Q&A, co-worker dinner, easter family thing, Vines concert), but as of right now, I have no upcoming concert, nothing aside from a trip back home in mid-May. So, I will probably just stay on the down-low until then.
For the past two mornings, I woke up at the same time, but woke up with a bad back, so it was hard to concentrate on fixing words. Instead I just tinkering around the apartment, distracting myself enough to stay awake, but until the back pain goes away, it is hard to fathom editing. I feel a lot better today, but that might be the drugs talking.
OK, that¹s enough for now.