Adjusting to new work schedules
Which isn’t a bad thing
But I haven’t been writing a lot
I have been reading
They took The X Files off Netflix
Stupid contracts from 2009
Probably won’t get it back….
Soooo I took it upon myself
Bought the whole damn thing
Complete set with The Event Series
From last year.
Then I felt guilt
Why should I have all the entertainment?
And bought my wife The Golden Girls complete series.
But I love that show too
So really it’s a win win.
All this really is to say, that I’m going to be writing some fantastic material soon. I’ve been working on it for three months.
As soon as I get used to my new sleep schedule and getting up at 3 am for work…(I used to write at 3am now I get up at 3am and go to bed by 7pm )
Several short story ideas.
I really need a coffee pot with a timer. This making it yourself at 4am is for the birds. Sometimes I even do exceptionally well and forget to put the filter in. If it were tea, that would be like forgetting to put the tea bag…just drink hot water. But it’s worse because you have all of these grains-stuck in your beard…disgusting.
If we ever adopt a brother or sister for Simon…I think I would like to get him a rabbit. With big feet and ears. I feel like that would be awesome. Especially since he’s a beagle. It could offer him carrots. And he could slant his eyes and say, ” I don’t like carrots, Thomas.” Or ” Still not a stick, Elma. Try again.”
It would just be really cool.
Still trying to write more. I really suck. I’ve come to an understanding that I crave order. A – if you will – routine…I work better if I know in advance what I should be doing today. It’s weird.
I need to excercise,period. Work my core…it’s healthier for my crohn’s and my body. And it can’t be bad for the sex.
I’m sleeping more which is better. And reading more. I finished three books this month. Just need to get a rhythm in writing and submitting.
L got me a shirt and cook book. I really have the best wife. I need to do more to let her know.
Routine is good for everything except marriage. Don’t fall into it.
Found some new podcasts
Timesuck with Dan Cummins
And the NY Times Book Review
Got some new books also…(slow down on the amazing amazon spending)
Got a great deal on Poets & Writers magazine. Two years of subscription. Remember to mail payment…
Got half my books in the mail. It felt like Christmas. The mail lady stopped me and gave them to me downstairs so she wouldn’t have to carry them. Not gonna lie. I was a little disappointed, I thought I ordered the New edition Edition featuring his farewell address from 2017. But I guess not…I can always print it offline and fold it in the back of the book. And then add my letter from him. Frame letter from President.
Sent 4 submissions this week. Prep more for next week.
Simon threw up. Make sure he is comfortable and drinking water. Maybe fix some popsicle for him.
Ways to keep from burning out. Stay off of social media and FB.
Take only fifteen minutes a day or at the most an hour to check the news and at that make it good news. The Times or NPR ONE app is good for this.
Read, and write everyday. Something new. A book or more a week. (Your wife read four this week. You loser.)
Enjoy yourself. Make good art. Submit things. Lots of things. Every week.
Learn something new every week.
Love Simon. He thinks you’re a god. You never age. He does. And he’s really cool.