Addicted to coffee . . . again

I’m managed to addict myself to coffee, and of course the requisite mega-doses of caffeine, again. Despite the reasonably functional chunk of gray matter that I carry around in my skull, I continue to believe on some illogical, irrational, and just plain dim-witted level (despite the overwhelming excess of first-person evidence to the contrary), that I can counter the effects of one drug with another. The Clonazepam that I’ve been taking to nick the edge off my wing stub pains makes me groggy and muzzy-headed, so I slam various caffeine-delivery mechanisms and end up muzzy-headed and twitchy. And then when I stop taking the Clonazepam, I get headaches if I try to quit the caffeine administration.

And my wing stubs still hurt.

Stupid body.



Writing Stuff:

Found the Eternal Night website roundabout via jack_yoniga and discovered a very nice review on it for Ascendancy of Blood:

“A refreshing look at a traditional tale. Eugie Foster has written an enchanting little tale that keeps the reader interested until the very last word.”
–Lesley

And discovered this fine review of “Returning My Sister’s Face” from the Science Fiction Romance Newsletter:

“‘Returning My Sister’s Face’ by Eugie Foster is a ghost story about avenging wronged love in a medieval oriental setting . . .The author maintains a sense of suspense throughout, and the narrative style is so compelling I could almost hear the slow, dignified plinking of ancient oriental music as I read it.”
–Joyce Ellen Armond

Due to either the caffeine OD, or the Clonazepam residue, I was tempted to bite off my own fingers, giving myself a Really Good™ excuse for why I didn’t write today. Alas, I only ended up gnawing on a knuckle or two, then forced myself to toil on the novel.

Words: 500 And they were all crap.

Club 100 for Writers
48

500/day
16

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18 Responses to Addicted to coffee . . . again

  1. Poor you! Great news on the review, though.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  2. Poor you! Great news on the review, though.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  3. quiller77 says:

    I sympathize. I have to cut down on caffeine every once in a while (different reasons), but consumption always seems to rise back to previous levels. The once I quit cold-turkey, the headaches only persisted for two or three days.

    Your persistence with the novel is admirable. Do you give yourself the weekend off with the Club 100 and 500/day or is this seven days a week?

  4. quiller77 says:

    I sympathize. I have to cut down on caffeine every once in a while (different reasons), but consumption always seems to rise back to previous levels. The once I quit cold-turkey, the headaches only persisted for two or three days.

    Your persistence with the novel is admirable. Do you give yourself the weekend off with the Club 100 and 500/day or is this seven days a week?

  5. Me too!! I’m addicted to coffee!!
    BTW, I love your new icon!! :D

  6. Me too!! I’m addicted to coffee!!
    BTW, I love your new icon!! :D

  7. ex_girlmech says:

    You’re not the only one caffeine addicted. I really can’t get over my dependency on it, and sometimes that really bothers me.

  8. ex_girlmech says:

    You’re not the only one caffeine addicted. I really can’t get over my dependency on it, and sometimes that really bothers me.

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