Well, I’m still writing.
I might have to babysit some time soon, though. It explains why my aunt was especially interested in whether or not I had a job. She was looking to see if I would be free to watch her kids. I’m not sure how I feel about that. While I don’t mind babysitting, I sometimes get the feeling that I’m asked to babysit because I’m seen as there, available, “not doing anything”.
The problem is that I’m a bit of a nocturnal writer — evidence being this and many other posts. It’s midnight here. — I’ll stay up extremely late and eventually turn my days and nights upside down. So, when I’m asked to babysit it sometimes means forcing my sleep cycle back around or risking being a below par babysitter. The second issue with that is, I’ll most likely just force myself to wake up earlier and still stay up late. Then, eventually, I’ll stop writing for a large clump of time. It’s a vicious cycle, really.
Perhaps I just need to find some middle ground, or find some way to be motivated to finish my writing earlier in the day…
While I’m on the subject of sleep, how many writers take a dream they have had and turn it into a story? Do you? I had an interesting dream last night and it’s stuck with me throughout the day. It doesn’t fit with what I’m writing now, and maybe that’s a good thing since while I’m writing my current story I’ll be able to think over what I’m going to do with the characters that have suddenly popped up from my dream.
I’m very excited about the new character that I’ve gotten out of it, though. I definitely want to get to know them more. Well, good night, good morning.