Daily Archives: December 22, 2017

Working and (not) Writing


Remember on Monday when I said that the new job would probably increase my productivity as far as writing goes?


It hasn’t.

Tuesday and Wednesday I worked day shift, which starts at 6:00 in the morning, and since I hate to be late I leave home at 5:00, which means getting up at 4:00 or 4:30 which means being totally exhausted.

I was off yesterday but was wiped out from the two day shift, plus we went to see The Last Jedi, so that left me feeling kind of dragged out, too.

And tonight I’m going to be orienting on night shift (yay?) because they are desperately in need of someone to cover it on Sunday. (I was hired for the day/evening combo, but since I’m relatively hating the daylight hours I might switch to evening/nights if I like evening shift which I won’t orient on until after Boxing Day.)

So, no editing has been done this week, although I did start on my (very) short Christmas story. It hasn’t gotten very far, but it has been started.

I’m kind of hoping that night shift will give me enough down time to do some writing (by hand). We’ll see.

Meanwhile, I’m going to go try to sleep for a few hours before work (I woke up at 6:00 this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep). It’s a grey rainy day, and I had pasta for lunch, so that should help. (I don’t normally sleep well during the day.)

And if all else fails I have about a gallon of Mountain Dew.







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