If we were having coffee this weekend, I’d seem a bit more like my usual self. I’d ramble on about how pleased I am with the Asylum edits, how nice it is when everything falls into place with a narrative once you find the missing piece, and so on. I’d comment on how the yoga is helping, making it easier to fall asleep when I try to, easier to get up and move around when I get up from sleep pt 2. Honestly, splitting my sleep schedule has made a huge difference as well. Seems counter intuitive, but I think I’m getting more sleep bracketing it on either side of my work night than I did by trying to go to bed at 2 in the afternoon. I just do not get sleepy until 5 or later, unless I’m operating on a major sleep debt. A four hour nap on either side is more restful than 6 hours of tossing and turning. And there’s always the weekend to catch up.
I’d probably urge you to stay for a second cup, since we’re moving into the fall season, and once it’s in full swing, work will be stupid. Not only do we produce higher volumes of product for everyone’s happy holiday shopping madness, but the fall to Christmas season holds more product offering than any other time of the year, and most of them are stupidly labor intensive (Holiday Bread, I’m looking at you). So, I’ll most likely be going in at 10 every night instead of midnight, or coming in at midnight to someone else having started earlier and throwing off my whole groove. Either way, should be chaos. So this might be the final peace before the storm.
For my writer friends, I’d want to talk about the merits of doing another NaNo this year. Last year’s was a big old flop for me, partially because I was just started to bake solo, and partially because I just didn’t care that much about the project I’d set out for myself. This year, I’ve got some good contenders for interest factor, but I seriously doubt I’ll have the time/energy to pull it off. Most definitely not enough to do a NaNo AND keep up work on Asylum. So, if this was your cup of
tea coffee, I’d pick your brain for advice.