Inevitably, my pre-dawn posts inspire well-meaning friends and family to order me to get some sleep. I understand, I do.
Sometimes they're right.
I will often stay up late trying to fit in all of the to-dos that I overbooked myself to accomplish in a day. Sometimes I wander off to read some of my favorite webcomics and lose track of time.
Other days, it's not my fault.
Tonight I'm awake and typing on L'il Rosie while Big Rosie is getting a huge scan to kill some piece of malware that attacked earlier this evening. Scott stayed up as late as he could, but he has less flexibility than I do in scheduling – especially this month. So, I'm up, babysitting a malware scan.
My note for tonight actually had written on it (in caps): BED BY 1AM.
Ha! The Universe continues to focus on me as a bit of late-night entertainment. Obviously, some celestial being/s appreciate the irony of me being mostly able to complete my to-do list and moreso at the expense of being unable to meet a particular list item.
(Well, two list items. Broadly Speaking was supposed to go up tonight. Yeah… let's not post a file that may be infected! The link is for last month. In the mean time, enjoy this month's Broad Pod. It's still the PRIDE theme!)
Another loss, all of my short stories and poetry are on Big Rosie. While I had one WIP that got sent out tonight – so I DID meet my "send subs" list item, I could not send out more. :(
As I am doing a bloggy-type-blog and not relying on the Broadly Speaking announcement to be my Manic Monday blog, I may as well tell anyone interested what I've been up to… and why the last two scheduled blogs are mysteriously missing.
I've had a lot of deadlines. Like, a LOT. And a lot of out-of-the-house plans. And meetings. And computer problems.
Basically, I will be facilitating an online course for the next 8 weeks – the same one I finished all the edits for. That was a bunch of meetings and projects for this week. I also had some articles due and follow-ups on my team reviews.
And I had a well-deserved writer-girl day on Wednesday where I went up to Portsmouth, NH with my Broad Universe buds, Jennifer Allis Provost and Justine Graykin. We went to hear Neil Gaiman speak. As it was an educational experience, it's totally a work-related business trip and expense. And Jenn and I did a Mexican food review that I turned in that day. Dinner at the Coat of Arms, a proper British Pub in Portsmouth, was excellent research for those of us writing about the UK. Sometimes I really, really love being a writer!
And then, of course, the sleep deprivation sinks in and your hopes of catching up slip from your fingers with the flowing scan bar progress of Malwarebytes.
I still really, really love being a writer. And I'll go to bed when I damn well feel like it! (Here, Scan Gods, have some chocolate so this will be over soon so I can go to bed? Please?)