Monday, January 9, 2012


I know, I know... We're 10 days into the new year. I should not be this tired. But I am. Totally and utterly exhausted. But I'm going on vacation on Saturday... if I make it that far.

While going away is awesome, and I'm looking forward to it, the week before going away is rather less fun. I have SO much work to do. Plus something exciting in my writing life happened, and I've had to drop everything to attend to that (sorry to be so vague... I will share details when I can).

I'm spending a lot of time wide awake at 3am, freaking out about getting everything done. Then of course I'm a wreck all day because I haven't had enough sleep and wind up not getting half of what I need to get done, done. Yesterday I decided lying awake thinking about stuff was not productive, and got up to actually do stuff. Which was good, but didn't do much to alleviate my tiredness.

So... I wanted to finish the new draft of Boyfriend before I went away. Not going to happen, I'm afraid. I'm three or four chapters away from the end, but this week is just going to allow me the time to do it. It's a little disappointing, especially since I didn't meet my Christmas Eve deadline either, but I'm learning to roll with the punches and not beat myself up TOO much when things don't go as planned.

How are you coping so far this year?


  1. "Something exciting in my writing life..."

    O.o! So awesome :-D

    I know what you mean about exhaustion. I'm right there with you. I hope you're able to let it go once you get on vacation. Take the time to relax and unwind. You've so very earned it.

  2. I go through phases where I can't sleep either. It does just start to feed on itself.
    Good luck with everything!

  3. Thanks Lori!

    I hope I can relax because I only have a week. Fingers crossed the weather will be good. We're going to the beach house and getting stuck in there with two very active little boys will be trying to say the least...

    And thanks, Jolene!

  4. I share your exhaustion. Hope you have a fantastic trip and can't wait for you to share that something exciting :D

  5. I always sit around and think about what needs to get done instead of actually doing it...UGH! Making lists helps ;)

  6. Can't wait to find out about the exciting!

    I'm glad that I'm not the only one who's exhausted, if anything I'm more tired now than I was before Christmas.

  7. Oh good. I'm not alone in being tired before the year even really started...

  8. Sorry you have been so busy! Hoping things calm down and you enjoy your vacation.

    Been a bit hectic for me too. Found out a close family friend had a major stroke last night. They're from Oregon, but he's a truck driver. Thankfully it happened 45 minutes from us in Cali so the family drove down from Oregon and will be staying with us a while.