It’s been a long… long weekend.

Yeah… I’m currently feeling like I’m in a vicious circle. Ironically, it originally started on Thursday, right before what should have been a nice restful long weekend.

No luck for me.

The good thing was that both my CPs sent back their crits of the new Doorways revision, so I was super excited to start.

And therewith began the problem.

See… it started like this. The origin of my problem was on Monday already, when I caught a cold from my mom (again). Once again, it means that I have a lovely little cough because of a post-nasal drip.

Which means that at night, when I turn, I go into these charming ten minute coughing fits. I get up and down some cough medicine. And then it sort of stops.

Except I’m awake.

And I got my crits back on Thursday.

So guess what my mind does instead of go into beta mode.

Yep.

So this is what my “restful” weekend looked like.

Thursday: Went to sleep at 10 p.m.

Friday: Wake up at 4 a.m. from a cough. Revision occurs to me. Spends rest of morning until 6 a.m. trying to sleep while phrasing and rephrasing a new chapter in my head.

Goes to sleep at 11 p.m.

Saturday: Wake up at 4 a.m. after another cough. Tries to sleep. Fails and gives up by 5 a.m. Starts adding new chapters.

Goes to sleep at midnight.

Sunday: Wake up at 2.30 a.m. after a car’s gasket blows about 20 yards from my (open) window. In case you’re wondering. It’s a seriously odd noise. And after the recent break in, all odd noises wake me up. I have the wonderful joy of meeting my cousin/sort-of-adopted-brother in the corridor just as he’s about to go sleep. I continue editing.

Go to sleep at 11 p.m.

Monday: Wake up at 4:30 a.m. Too tired to even think of editing.

So yeah. I don’t even want to know how mothers with babies survive writing. Just a few days vaguely similar to some very good times with newborns, and I’m screaming at my computer screen like a maniac.

On the upside, I’m approximately half way through my edits.

How was your weekend?

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22 thoughts on “It’s been a long… long weekend.

  1. Mmmm. I had that cough. Just about 3 weeks of it. Everyone around has had it at least once this spring. Not fun and like you said, no sleep happens. But I also found that with this particular “cough” I was also up and editing in strange hours of the morning. Hope you feel really good really soon!

  2. Well, it was motorcycle week in my town, so I listened to motorcycles race up and down my road all night long, but I wasn't sick, so that part was all right.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  3. I feel for you with the cough – hope it improves soon.
    My weekend was shaped by family and fun and very little of it involved pen, paper or typing: last week, my husband was away with the school on a residential trip. It sounds like there should have been more time but it is just a rift in the routine.Saturday was family catch-up day. Sunday, was my birthday and Fathers' Day so it was a big family day. Lots of fun rather than lots of typing.

  4. You should have your guests walk through a decontamination shower. 🙂 Hope you're feeling better, and I don't blame you for sleeping lightly lately. Robberies and stuff can do that.

    Hope my feedback didn't keep you up. 🙂

  5. I'm sorry you're not feeling well! Have you tried Nyquil? That usually knocks me out for the whole night when I'm sick. Or maybe you should set your manuscript aside until you feel better, if that's possible.

  6. You're right, a cold that keeps you up at night is a little like being up with a baby. Except the cold/cough isn't screaming. (See what you have to look forward to.) *grin*

  7. Well, mine was a little better, but still plagued with illness. I've been sick the last two weeks with either the same cold, or a series of colds. Not pleasant, especially not when added to lack of sleep (my body just won't let me sleep for much more than 6 hours at a time), and working on my third book.

    Hope your cold clears out soon.

  8. I've been getting horrible night's sleep too. I finally turned the air conditioner on, wouldn't let my cat in who likes to walk all over me in bed at odd times. Hope your cough goes away.

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