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Keeping Calm and Carrying On

Since I haven’t posted since Sasha’s passing, I figured I should probably pop my head up and let you know how we’re holding up. We’re hanging in there — by now we’re pretty much pros at coping with sad times. We’ve been staying busy. I wrapped up all of my client projects last week (including the YA vampire series website I’d been hired to do), and between projects I tend to get even busier, what with trying to juggle writing,  prospecting for new clients,writing for Demand Studios to keep the money flowing, and working on mine and Matt’s web sites and projects that always get pushed to the back burner when I have active client projects.

I haven’t been sleeping great, and that’s not helping. I need to take two Benadryl every night just to get to sleep, and even then half the time it either takes me hours to fall asleep, or I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep. Plus, Benadryl gives me crazy, vivid dreams, so even when I do sleep I don’t feel rested. Blah. Matt’s not sleeping so great, either. All this sleep deprivation makes it hard to stay consistently creative and productive instead of just napping at every opportunity (except when I do lie down for a nap I usually can’t sleep then, either. Boo).

So I’m spending this weekend being as lazy as I can get away with, but on Monday I’m going to do my best to get back on track with my writing. I think Eucha Falls has lain dormant long enough that I can give it an editing pass with fresh eyes, then I’ll get back to Radium Town and try to make up for my complete lack of progress during Camp Nanowrimo. We’re trying to plan a camping trip in the very near future, which will most likely derail me again for a couple of weeks, but it’s hard to make solid plans when practically every other day is cold and/or rainy and at least once a week there’s a major storm warning. Frankly, I’m so desperate to get away for a few days and get some quality rest that I’d be happy to just hole up in a tent in the rain with a stack of books and spend the whole time reading between naps, but Matt wants to be able to actually get outdoors and do stuff. Go figure.

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