Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Too Little Sleep, Too Much To Do

Late night calls reduced the amount of sleep I got over the weekend but it was my girls so of course I took the calls.  This meant after a long day at work, I was tired and wanted nothing more than to go home to bed. 

I know myself well enough to know that if I go to bed at six at night, I'll be up by midnight and grumpy the entire next day.  I opted to work on a gift and listen to a book. 

Sunday while I worked on projects, I watched Finding Your Roots, Person of Interest, NCIS LA, and Elementary.  Most of which I didn't really enjoy.  The first three shows were good but Elementary was predictable - so not a Sherlock Holmes story.  By the time I was done catching up on shows, I was grumpy and annoyed.  I felt like I hadn't made enough progress on crocheting and that watching the shows was mostly a waste of time.

This meant that last night I opted for the book.  I look at Cast in Peril and just couldn't get into it.  It is very slow to start and I'm a little disappointed.  I swapped over to Vengeance in Death.  While I worked on a crochet project, again writing my own patter, I listened to the new book. 

My crochet project I started about six times.  First it was too narrow.  Second I wasn't liking the yarn I had chosen.  Once I had the right yarn and the right width it was easy enough to snap pictures as I worked.  I got about halfway through and just wanted to close my eyes and go to sleep.  However, I finished it.  I like it enough that I'll make it into a leaflet to sell the pattern. 

Tonight I have one more of a similar style project to work on and then I'll see where I am with gifts.  I'm making progress in getting them done.  Once they are done, I'll be able to go back to writing more at night. 

I've got a manuscript I need to do last edits on, create a cover for, and go through production.  I've got two manuscripts I'm partway through writing, I'd love to finish at least one of them.  The other I'm not sure is going to make the cut.  I need to finish writing it and pass it on to my testers.  It is a different genre than I normally write so I'm not sure it is good enough to publish. 

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