Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sorry About This

I've had a really, really busy week and it all came to a head yesterday. I woke up at seven in the morning (it might not sound too early to some of you, but it's VERY early for me given how late I go to bed) and I decided to top doing that by doing something slightly more insane. I went to work. It was only for half a day but it was pretty draining. Yesterday dragged and dragged because I got a lot of stuff done because I was awake for so long.

Unfortunately one thing I didn't get done was writing something new for Immortal Space. I don't feel so bad not having an update given the general finality of the last update as we move in to a new chapter, but I will always feel a little bad for not writing an update. I did however get started again on my non-fiction book. I haven't heard from the guy I recorded an audition for but I'll be sure to let you guys know when I hear anything.

I'll try and get an update ready for tomorrow but I make no promises. I've had a tiring week, which followed a tiring week, and next week probably won't be any more relaxing. Even playing video games is tiring me out.

I'm not 100% burned out though, so I know I can still get you guys something, and I'm not about to declare a hiatus or holiday. That would be pretty silly.

Just letting you guys know I'm extremely worn down these days and it's starting to show in my personal, and now even professional, life. To top it all off I think I might go in to work today to make up for the fact I'm not going in tomorrow. All of that despite the fact I went in YESTERDAY. I really do seem to be a glutton for punishment. Wonder where all this drive came from, and why the hay I'm not putting it in to the important projects, like writing.

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  1. Sometimes lighting a candle at both ends gives you no candle in a dark room. Get some rest.

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    1. But sometimes it is during these times when genius is born and it's worth it.

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  2. This is how I deal with times of increased activity. I ride the ride until it ends and don't sweat it. I usually end up sleeping for a day or so after, but if that wave goes on for two weeks, I'm on board.

    Hey, I went back and read your last post. Fingers crossed for you on that gig. This could be your niche.

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  3. hey if you are feeling the burn, take a breather...let your mind think on something else...i have oft found when i do, my story progresses....

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  4. Mark don't worry mate, just relax and hopefully your ideas will come to themselves, honestly don't feel pressured into anything. This backs up my idea that sometimes if you have two chapters prepared you should publish one this week and one next avoiding a double update but saving one for next week, I genuinely think it's a good idea.

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  5. Sorry to hear you're feeling the strain Mark. Sounds like you need to take a break and relax. We all need it sometimes. - Tasha xxx

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  6. If it's any consolidation, the mind is more creative when it's tired and stressed out. So in theory, when you actually sit down to write, you'll write better.

    Seemed to work for me. I would write amazing papers in my sleep deprived state. Though I would have to read it over in the morning for editing purposes. Tons of grammar errors and little sentences that just didn't make sense.

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  7. Oh dear. I hope you get your energy back! I hate those weeks.

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  8. I go through that sort of thing a lot myself, especially with my health issues. If I have less than 6 hours of sleep for more than 2 consecutive days, I will get gravely ill and be unable to function for about a week.

    It's not worth it for me. So I make sure I get the sleep.

    You should, too! Your health is just as important as your work and your writing. Remember: a healthy person gets far more done than an unhealthy one. So even if you put the work off until you feel a little better, you'll probably get more done if you get the rest you need first.

    Have a great day and I hope you get some energy back soon!

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