Monday, April 04, 2016

Writing in a Fishbowl: Day Seventeen

Nifty logo of words in a fishbowl

5:30 AM: Two quick things, then I’m off to bed. First, I lost a great deal of time over the weekend. The Brownie’s medical issues exhausted me, but also stressed me out. It affected my sleep drastically. I had about 7½ hours of sleep for the weekend, but when it came time to crash Sunday night as I had planned, I couldn’t fall asleep until 6am. 7½ hours of sleep for three days is not enough. Insomnia is a terrible thing. Is it any wonder I’ve been so depressed lately?

I started to feel more like myself a few hours ago, so I sat down to write for the first time in four days. I edited and rewrote sections in need of focus, I created tables for reference, and I ended up with a measly 633 words added to my project word count. Maybe I should be keeping track of how many words I delete, too. I suspect the number will be higher than the new word count. Second, if I wasn’t aware before, I have become painfully aware now that turning my sleep schedule around should be my highest priority. Unlike Dean who can organize his life around a nocturnal schedule, my daughter and responsibilities are diurnal. I have to be up at the crack of dawn every day. This is exhausting me and sapping my mental acuity. It is time to make turning my sleep around the number one priority.


Day No.1: 1250 words
Day No.2: 703 words
Day No.3: 671 words
Day No.4: 262 words
Day No.7: 2725 words
Day No.8: 231 words
Day No.9: 0 words
Day No.10: 0 words
Day No.12: 0 words
Day No.13: 974 words
Day No.17: 633 words

Project Word Count Total: 7449 words