So I found myself ant-proofing the kitchen at 12:30am, and now I'm on a post-freak-out high. Don't be surprised if this post, which is solely to bide my time while my stress level subsides, is completely random and disjointed. It's 12:48am, and I'd rather be sleeping.
I haven't come over to LJ in a while because August is apparently WFMAD (Write Fifteen Minutes A Day) month. Lo and behold, I have been trying to work on my WIP for 15 minutes a day since I found out about WFMAD on the 5th of the month. I'm pleased to say I have only missed 3 days. But I'm totally tapped. I'm really hoping September can be my SEHAD (sleep eight hours a day) month.
I'm wondering if it's possible for a person to have a full-time job, raise two kids under the age of 6 (not alone, thank goodness, I have a wonderful husband who is an equal partner in this parenting business), get in three solid hours of exercise a week, and have serious time for writing. Oh yeah, and still get a decent amount of sleep. If the answer is yes, somebody please send me the instructions on how to do this. Thanks.
I still owe someone a full manuscript critique (you know who you are). I'm sorry! I've been really bad about it. Your MS is sitting on my bedside table. I really need to get it done. Maybe September will be my CFMAD (critique fifteen minutes a day) month, and I'll have that back to you within 2 weeks. In fact, in my over-tired state, I am going to rashly commit to having your MS back to you within 2 weeks. There, I said it, it's out there, so I have to make it happen.
I'd say I'll go re-read some passages now so I can work on the critique, but I think I've actually de-stressed enough to go to bed now. Yay!