And then there were crickets…

I just finished my July Camp Nanowrimo novel. Just now, at 0133 on July 30th, one full day ahead of schedule. Now I have all of tomorrow and Sunday to plan my August Camp Nanowrimo novel. If you’re sitting there thinking that I’ve gone completely insane, you’re right. I think I have. If you’d like an ARC of the drivel that just about crippled my fingers for the past 30 days, shoot me an email. The only rule is that you can’t laugh…at least not where I can hear you.

Man. How appropriate that I’m doing a camp-themed Wrimo here on Allen Mountain, with the crickets loud just outside the window? I may have to build a campfire to get through August’s challenge…but for now, if you need me, I’ll be basking for a bit. Night, y’all!

This time it wasn’t insomnia…

Last night I was up reading. Reading. For four hours straight.

I haven’t had a book touch me enough or inspire me in that way since I finished the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, and even the last two books of that series didn’t hold me rapt like what I was reading last night.

I’m sure those in the know (and I KNOW that Julie over at Seven Impossible Things has) have already read this series when it first came out. I avoided it because it was Young Adult Literature…I never could get into the Harry Potter books and thought that was the cause.

I now think it’s because HP wasn’t dark enough for me…but I digress. Last night I was up reading New Moon…almost 500 pages in one sitting. I can’t say enough good things about it…and I’m going to get the next one in the series, Eclipse, today. (If you’re interested in the first book, Twilight, click on this post title for the link.)

Nancy 1, Insomnia 0


YAY! Steeton!
Originally uploaded by Nancy Allen

With a little help from a LONG day in the car and my friend tylenol…seven hours of sleep! I know, not really front page news…but for those two or three people still reading the Lettuce…I’m excited!

Progress

Zyrtec? Check.

Proper dinner? Kinda check, if you count curry noodles as a proper dinner. Do the onions in the sauce count as veg?

In bed on time? Another Kinda Check. I fell asleep on the sofa around 9:30, woke up at 11:30 and got in my bed so kinda.

Woke up at normal time? Nope. I was up at 4am with Jeany wanting to go out, and then dozed off and on (more off than on really) from 4:30 to 7:30 when I finally gave up and got out of bed.

Still, 4:30 is better than 3. I’m moving in the right direction at least.

Nancy 1, Jet Lag 3.

What do you get when you add…


enroute to MAN
Originally uploaded by Nancy Allen

Jet lag, no zyrtec for a week, and a cat that would clearly rather stay at the vet’s than be held by his long suffering Mommy whose allergy ridden head has just come back to Georgia in full bloom and humidity?

Me. Sick as a dog yesterday and aching for allergy/cold meds. Two benadryl later and I couldn’t think straight, let alone keep my eyes open. I was asleep on the couch when the guy from Papa John’s brought my comfort food…err…pizza. I ate some and then went promptly back to sleep. That was at seven thirty EST, otherwise known as midnight BST (British Summer Time). My body thought it was bedtime and when the meds agreed we all took a nice long nap…till 3am when I was wide awake and mostly productive!

So…now I’ve been up for fourteen hours and I’m sleepy and barely able to string a sentence together. Seriously. What I’ve typed so far has taken me much longer than it should have, considering the quality. Here’s hoping I will be back to normal soon…changing my work hours to the middle of the night MIGHT raise a few eyebrows.