Mr. Sandman dropkicks me through the goal posts of dreamland

My sleep cycle is fubared to hell. I’ve been staying up ’till the wee hours of the morning, and taking a long nap in the middle of the day, waking up early (often assisted by a skunk), and then having a nap after lunch. It’s not like I need to conform to a rigorous schedule these days, but it’s leaving me feeling rather surreal and outside-of-time. I can’t believe how quickly I’ve managed to lose track of the days. I’m trying to figure out if I’m feeling more tired of late, but I honestly can’t tell. I sleep when I’m tired, and wake up and do stuff when I’m not. Been having a slew of incredibly vivid and moderately disturbing dreams which is exacerbating this surreal sensation.

Syndicated the Sea Shepherd Moblog to LJ (seashepherdblog) for anyone on LJ-land who’s so inclined to follow the anti-seal hunting activists. The barbaric carnage is depressing to the extreme, but it’s also inspiring that there are people out there willing to put themselves on the line to protect the innocent.

Writing Stuff

Chugging along on my YA novel WIP. Pleased to have the outline to work from. It actually seems to be working the way an outline should. Now, when I run out of steam on a scene, I just look over it, and skip to the next scene that calls my muse. I still haven’t managed one of my uber productive word count days, but I’m gradually building up my daily progress. It’s pretty dismal considering how much time I’ve got free to write, and how much time I’m not spending writing, but at least the words are coming.

Words: 1000

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10 Responses to Mr. Sandman dropkicks me through the goal posts of dreamland

  1. Thank you so much for the Sea Shepherd feed! I’ve got it added!

  2. hyperscoot says:

    hey, drew’s livejournal is

  3. mroctober says:

    I haven’t been able to write anything… been too down in the dumps.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Very sorry to hear that, Steve.

      Is writing ever cathartic for you? I just finished “Inkman’s Work” in Skin & Ink and really liked it. Hot.

      • mroctober says:

        You picked up a copy?

        • Eugie Foster says:

          I got sent a review copy for Tangent. I can’t review it personally because my association with you would be a conflict of interest, but I’m definitely going to pimp it for assignment to one of my reviewers. And of course, just ’cause I can’t review it, doesn’t mean I can’t read it before I assign it!

          • mroctober says:


            I’m glad you liked it… was a quirky piece to write, but fun. Will it get me any attention? Probably not.

            So is writing cathartic? I’m not sure. These days my emotions run so rampant, I have trouble being that self-aware.

  4. dionycheaus says:

    had to comment to the effect that this is most awesome title for a post I’ve seen in a long time. And that I find it fascinating what lots of extra sleep does to the quality of one’s dreams.

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