Monday, June 17, 2013

It's been a long... long weekend.

Yeah... I'm currently feeling like I'm in a vicious circle. Ironically, it originally started on Thursday, right before what should have been a nice restful long weekend.

No luck for me.

The good thing was that both my CPs sent back their crits of the new Doorways revision, so I was super excited to start.

And therewith began the problem.

See... it started like this. The origin of my problem was on Monday already, when I caught a cold from my mom (again). Once again, it means that I have a lovely little cough because of a post-nasal drip.

Which means that at night, when I turn, I go into these charming ten minute coughing fits. I get up and down some cough medicine. And then it sort of stops.

Except I'm awake.

And I got my crits back on Thursday.

So guess what my mind does instead of go into beta mode.


So this is what my "restful" weekend looked like.

Thursday: Went to sleep at 10 p.m.

Friday: Wake up at 4 a.m. from a cough. Revision occurs to me. Spends rest of morning until 6 a.m. trying to sleep while phrasing and rephrasing a new chapter in my head.

Goes to sleep at 11 p.m.

Saturday: Wake up at 4 a.m. after another cough. Tries to sleep. Fails and gives up by 5 a.m. Starts adding new chapters.

Goes to sleep at midnight.

Sunday: Wake up at 2.30 a.m. after a car's gasket blows about 20 yards from my (open) window. In case you're wondering. It's a seriously odd noise. And after the recent break in, all odd noises wake me up. I have the wonderful joy of meeting my cousin/sort-of-adopted-brother in the corridor just as he's about to go sleep. I continue editing.

Go to sleep at 11 p.m.

Monday: Wake up at 4:30 a.m. Too tired to even think of editing.

So yeah. I don't even want to know how mothers with babies survive writing. Just a few days vaguely similar to some very good times with newborns, and I'm screaming at my computer screen like a maniac.

On the upside, I'm approximately half way through my edits.

How was your weekend?


  1. I hope you feel better soon. I don't think there's much worse than being deprived of sleep!

  2. Sorry you were sick. You did get some work done on your manuscript though.

  3. Mmmm. I had that cough. Just about 3 weeks of it. Everyone around has had it at least once this spring. Not fun and like you said, no sleep happens. But I also found that with this particular "cough" I was also up and editing in strange hours of the morning. Hope you feel really good really soon!

  4. Well, it was motorcycle week in my town, so I listened to motorcycles race up and down my road all night long, but I wasn't sick, so that part was all right.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  5. I feel for you with the cough - hope it improves soon.
    My weekend was shaped by family and fun and very little of it involved pen, paper or typing: last week, my husband was away with the school on a residential trip. It sounds like there should have been more time but it is just a rift in the routine.Saturday was family catch-up day. Sunday, was my birthday and Fathers' Day so it was a big family day. Lots of fun rather than lots of typing.

  6. Went to a mini writer's conference on Saturday. Sunday, I loppity lopped

    Hope you get better.

    Hugs and. Chocolate,

  7. You should have your guests walk through a decontamination shower. :) Hope you're feeling better, and I don't blame you for sleeping lightly lately. Robberies and stuff can do that.

    Hope my feedback didn't keep you up. :)

  8. I'm sorry you're not feeling well! Have you tried Nyquil? That usually knocks me out for the whole night when I'm sick. Or maybe you should set your manuscript aside until you feel better, if that's possible.

  9. Sorry you're not feeling well. It seems that the never ending cough has made its way around the world. Hope you get better soon.

  10. I hope you get better soon. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog yesterday. I'm excited to know you are moving on with your project.

  11.'s so tough to keep up with writing when you feel sick. Hope you feel better soon. Don't worry about your work. You have to get healthy first.

  12. Hope you can shake the cold soon. A good night's rest is essential. At least those edits are getting done! Always find the bright side.

  13. You're right, a cold that keeps you up at night is a little like being up with a baby. Except the cold/cough isn't screaming. (See what you have to look forward to.) *grin*

  14. Sleep deprivation is awful... I was never good at it when my kids were little. I hope you're feeling better now!

  15. Well, mine was a little better, but still plagued with illness. I've been sick the last two weeks with either the same cold, or a series of colds. Not pleasant, especially not when added to lack of sleep (my body just won't let me sleep for much more than 6 hours at a time), and working on my third book.

    Hope your cold clears out soon.

  16. Hi Misha, hoping you get out of this circle soon. We had a great weekend. Decided to celebrate Fathers Day at a 5-star hotel, and had some children round to swim in the pool. Very happy!

    Duncan in Kuantan
    Teaching English with Mr. Duncan

  17. At least you got some writing done. Hope you feel better soon.

  18. I've been getting horrible night's sleep too. I finally turned the air conditioner on, wouldn't let my cat in who likes to walk all over me in bed at odd times. Hope your cough goes away.

  19. Oh my gosh... EPIC, Misha!!!!!

  20. Have you been singing...? I know it's not easy to do so, when plagued by a nagging cough...
    Writer In Transit

  21. My weekend was great...but my Monday? Wow, was it bad. lol. Still, I'm glad it's over and I'm ready for a good week. :D

  22. Poor you. When I have a head cold all I want to do is sleep. Or watch TV.



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