Thursday, December 1, 2011

Obligatory Rambling Post

My body and I don't agree on many things. I'm not even on speaking terms with my stomach or my small intestines for reasons I'm not going to go into, but my biggest beef right now seems to be my brain and its desire to nap. Man, does it love to nap. It's probably the SSRI I'm on, but since I don't like crying all the time, I have to stay on the SSRI. Before I was on it, I never napped, but now my body and I have the same discussion every day:

Body: OK, you've been awake for two hours. It's time to nap. For like, 3 hours.
Me: No. I went to bed early last night.
Body: But you didn't fall asleep until 3:30 am.
Me: Which, I would point out, is your fault. I went to bed at midnight and turned out the lights. And whatever, we woke up at 10, I have plenty of sleep.
Body: But you need a nap. Now.
Me: No! I need to work.
Body: Bullshit. You set your own hours and you know it. Now, go nap or I'm gonna make you unable to focus and miserable. You might even fall asleep standing up in an elevator.
Me: Can we put this off until like, 9 pm? And also that was really embarrassing.
Body: NOW.

I've tried everything. Going for walks, using that blue light sun lamp, showering, caffeine, and generally refusing to lay down. Doesn't work. Nor does it make me amazingly productive on either end. I lose a lot of the day. That's OK when I'm between editing/writing jobs, which I am at the moment, but really bad the rest of the time. Also it makes me write long, rambling posts about minor inconveniences in my life.

In other news...
SALE! My first book will be going on sale on Kindle for $1.99 from December 22nd to January 8th as part of a Sourcebooks promotion. Get it here. And by the way, I would never price my eBook at $9.99 and won't be doing that for book 5. That's way too high for the eBook world. It's where publishers would like it to be but not where people buy it.

SALE! As a Sourcebooks author, I get a 70% discount off books ordered on their website until January 1st, so if you want to order any books from Sourcebooks and the Amazon discount isn't deep enough for you, including other people's books, just send me an email and I'll give you the code. Whatever I can do for fans, you know. Happy Holidays!

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