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Random thoughts on sleep deprivation

Like so many people, I’ve been suffering from insomnia lately. Between the two jobs I can alternate between day and night shifts frequently which makes having a normal sleep cycle pretty difficult. I work two jobs by choice because the hospital helps me keep my skills up to date and the State allows me to put bad people in jail. It's a good mix.

My problem is that when I’m exhausted, I’m unable to focus on ANYTHING. I'm awake, but I'm also useless. When I’m reading stories so many of them say something like, "I was unable to sleep and I decided to write this little drabble". And, of course, the drabble is amazing. So what am I missing here?

Why do I turn into a drooling waste of space when I’m tired and everyone else is able to scribe wonderful bits of lovely fiction?

I must learn this talent and use it to my advantage.

I'm off to stare at the television and drool on myself. :D

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nightrider101
Nov. 12th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
Well, I updated Willing Sacrifice. :) I suppose I should have dedicated it to you. Your comment flattered me and I didn't want to neglect the story any longer. This really is a wonderful genre. Everyone has been so kind to me. I'm truly at a lot for words. Of course I can't write anything short so this story is probably going to drag out forever. LOL

I've got the house to myself for the next three days so there will be plenty of time for tv zoning! :D
beachtree
Nov. 12th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
Yay and thank you for that. I hope I didn't pressure you. Really, I don't guilt or pinata. I always feel horrible enough when I'm behind with the comment ketchup or take too long to beta. Log cabins/matches/forest fires, you get the train of thought...

I'll save it for later today since I promised myself I'd be headed for bed by 1:30. It's good to have goals. We've been lucky with so much fic this weekend. I can look forward to this update and ctoan's story tomorrow.

Everyone has been so receptive because you've made it impossible not to be. Get it? And a well-developed story can be a long one. It's all in the pacing. I have faith in you. Something with this many issues has to be nurtured anyway. Quick fix is anti-climatic and so in the style glossover-the-real-issues!Josh. That's one you don't want to emulate!

Three days of solo time? That's prime zoning. Enjoy. Thanks for the heads up. ; )
nightrider101
Nov. 12th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
No, you didn't pressure me at all. Sometimes a friendly reminder is a wonderful thing. It lets you know that you haven't been forgotten. :)

I hope you made it to bed on time. I headed to bed around 2:00 and woke up many times through the night. Eh, at least thing I have today to sit on my rump and do nothing. It's going to be a good day!
beachtree
Nov. 12th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
That's a relief- or you're telling me what I want to hear, Ryan. You certainly haven't been forgotten. I would see a fic that you posted and then see another fandom and just patiently wait and hope. ; )

I didn't make it to bed on time. It was more like 4:00. I have painters coming tomorrow and I was clearing the way. Not my brightest move. Like you, I still kept waking up. I wonder why that is?

Hope you're enjoying your "rump" day. I'll be reading your latest this evening. Dining entertainment!