Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Petals and Other Things

Spring Petal (cc) Douglas Cootey

Ah, Spring is in the air.

And eyes.

My eyes, specifically. They feel as if they've been coated with Vaseline's new Beach Sand & JalepeƱo lotion.

Thankfully, I have learned the wonderfully soothing balm of eye rinses and Claritin D. My problem today is that I forgot to take the Claritin D.

ADHD is murder on healthcare.

Despite moving through tar filled vats of sluggish apathy, I managed to write today in #snkrz. Not too soon after I decided that I just had to write the thing and stop rewriting chapter one, I found a flaw that required a rewrite of chapter one. I worked on that today, fleshed out new conversations, and finally felt the story start to gel.

It was a good day.

I feel, however, that it could have been a better day if I wasn't so sick and out of it all the time. I spend an awful lot of time being sick. In fact, I haven't left my home since Saturday. There is a chance my new CPAP is still trying to kill me. I'll up the back pressure tonight to see if that makes a difference.

Quick on the heels of insomnia, health, not ticking or ADHD, is my greatest obstacle. I am constantly under the weather. Run down. Unhealthy. Tired. I had hoped poor health was a result of poor sleep, but no such luck.

This is why I am so thrilled to enter Spring. The healthy months are ahead of me. Exercise and hiking and riding my bike and just getting out and enjoying the world are all possible once the weather stops slapping me around. I imagine greater writing opportunities lie ahead as well.

Of course, now that I'm diurnal, I need to get my pathetic mass up and going in the morning. My news addiction is stealing so much time, especially when I'm an undead, sickly zombie. When I undertook this project, I truly did expect better results than this. I'll need to step up my productivity if I want to finish my goals.

Therefore, tomorrow will be a better day. I have to finish the following, and I'm going to draw a line in the sand by publicly stating what you can expect me to complete by the end of the day. If you don't see an update by 9pm beaming with productive goodness, then you can leave me mocking comments here. I'll deserve them. After all, am I serious about overcoming my obstacles and becoming an author or not?

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