Monday, March 8, 2010

Last man standing

Well, so far I am the only one in my house who hasn't gotten this nasty stomach virus that is slowly (it has a 4 day incubation period as far as we can tell) knocking off everyone in the house. I spent the night on the couch trying to avoid it, catching up on bad television and reading until my eyes could no longer stay open. My neck is paying the price for my sleeping arrangements now.

I would have written until the wee hours of the morning, but I have a thing. I really can't write at night. My brain is drained and my body only wants to try to relax. If I can't write by 3 in the afternoon I have serious writers block. I may get some writing done today, if the kids will cooperate and the dog doesn't want out every five minutes. Come to think of it, this counts as writing. Doesn't it? Probably not.

If you are looking for some great reading, head on over to the 52 Stitches website and read Cate Gardener's story. It is a nice little dystopian fantasy with a very Cate ending to it.  I really enjoyed how she built a world in so few words. It left a distinct picture in my head.

10 comments:

Barry Napier said...

How does Cate do it?!?

Also, here's hoping you remain stomach-bug-free.

Rebecca Nazar said...

I love my kids, but I swear sometimes they are nothing but festering petri dishes. Stay healthy! : )

Jamie Eyberg said...

Barry, I really don't know how she did it but the image of the place, weirdly enough has stuck with me and I don't think she put 50 words into actually describing the place.

Rebecca, we call them poison dwarfs around here.

Aaron Polson said...

Man. Fight the virus. I happen to work in a giant petri dish filled with festering petri dishes.

katey said...

I have a thing too-- can't write in the morning. Brain isn't awake. My husband is like you!

Good luck warding off the kid-plague. Or dwarf poison-- I love that.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Funny, I'm just the opposite: I can write during the day if pressed, but that's when I'm most likely to get blockage...I've always done my best work past 10pm. The phone stops ringing, everybody else is in bed, and there isn't much to see if I look out the window.

Cate Gardner said...

I hope you keep avoiding that stomach flu and thank you for the plug. :D

Oh, and I use subliminal messages. Right now, I'm guessing you want a beer.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron, I firmly believe teachers have the strongest immune systems in the world.

Katey, it is a curse. The writing time frame thing that is.

Jeremy, my house is a dead zone all the time. I am less dead in the morning I guess. The beauty of no neighbors and a long ways to town.

Cate, you can read my mind. ;)

Natalie L. Sin said...

I start to gear up around three. Weird! : )

K.C. Shaw said...

I hope your family recovers and you don't catch the bug. Sounds nasty!