Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Is it morning already

I swear I need to get to bed early tonight. I have already been up for an hour and a half and that was after I was up way too long with my son last night. God only knows why he woke in the first place. I am getting way too old for this stuff.

The house is quiet now, my boy is sleeping (for how much longer I don't know) and the resident college student is still asleep as well. Everyone else in the house has either gone to work or school.

I am considering taking this time to edit my 2012 story, although I really want to start on my Dead Bait piece as well. I am thinking of using the character I used in the piece I sent to Devil's Food. He was an interesting character and he liked to fish so I think I can make something work. Plus I have the added bonus of already knowing the character (even though that could work to my disadvantage and I might not include enough about him to make him real in this story.) I think I can do it, especially if I know where the potential weakness may lie.

I know I am procrastinating my book Invasion but I can't help it. I feel I can jump back into a book easier than I can write short stories right now (damn my fingers. They aren't working at all today. I have to keep one finger on the delete key) I had better get a pot of coffee going and start the day. Good luck to everyone and happy Wednesday.

11 comments:

Barry Napier said...

Yes yes, get the coffee going. It fixes all things.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Man I hope so because I feel about as lively as a toadstool mushroom right now.

Aaron Polson said...

I tend to overwrite characters the first time around. I've started to reuse some of my interesting ones. Not a bad idea at all...

Catherine J Gardner said...

I've often fancied the idea of using characters from one story in another. Let us know how it works out.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Happy Hump Day!

BT said...

The great character to use over again - I'm still looking for my one of those. That is the way to the serial novel - could be a great money spinner.

Unfortunately most of my characters end up dead or in one way or another, non-reusable :c(

Still, I'm not dead yet.

As for sleep: I don't get more than a few hours a night during the week, but I make up for it come the weekend where I tend to sleep half of it away--well most of Sunday at least. Still up at sparrows proverbial on Saturday.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I really hope the re-used character idea works. by the way, B.T. I think you could still use a character from another story, you would just have to use them prior to the setting in the last story you had them in. A prequel of sorts.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Kids up late, Parents up early. Reading the Shining and eating brownies at midnight = really bad dreams/no sleep. I'm in the same boat.

Last night, finally - Tylenol PM. Thank you, Tylenol. Thank you.

K.C. Shaw said...

As long as you're writing/revising something, you're not procrastinating!

Aaron Polson said...

Tylenol PM is the best. I don't always need help going to sleep...I need help staying asleep.

Jamie Eyberg said...

My wife really hopes that the Tylenol P.M. is for the adults and not the kiddies. She is a pharmacist and has to worry about stuff like that.