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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Perpetual State of Tired

Ok, so I made a promise that now I'm almost wishing I hadn't made. A friend of mine delivers newspapers every morning and for the past 3 years, I've subbed for him while he and his family went on vacation. He shamed me into again this year, only this year I'm also working fulltime on top of running a web design business and trying to squeeze in time to write. Needless to say, my plate is quite full.

Add to that the fact that I have to be up every morning at 3am, get done at 6, grab a shower and a bite to eat and I'm off to work. And by the time I get home, I can't take a nap because then I wouldn't be tired at 9 or 10 in order to catch at least 5 hours' sleep. So, I force myself to stay awake...if you can call it that. :)

Today was a killer. I worked a split shift totaling 10.5 hours. At least on other days, I could relax in the evenings. Not tonight or the next 2 nights.

And I've also teamed up with 5 other authors to launch an historical fiction blog which began this past Monday. That, plus it's "returns" week at work meaning I'm pulling product from the shelves, removing price stickers, keying the product and packaging it to return to the vendors (I work in a Christian bookstore as the inventory control supervisor).

Yeah, that leaves me tired and not functioning on all cylinders pretty much all day. And I don't want to hear it from anyone who says that's my normal state of being. *g*

Anyway, as it's now 9:30 and I have to be up in 5.5 hours, this is it. At least I'm halfway done. Only 5 more days. *yawn*


Kristy Dykes said...

I'm tired too. Got about five hours last night.

Oh, well. That's the plight of most fiction authors.

Good blog, Tiff.

Kristy Dykes said...

I like your C.S. Lewis quote on your sidebar. I always heard it quoted as "romance" instead of "fiction." I guess he said both, right? Either way, I like it. It's a great thought.

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Thanks, Kristy. Only 3 days left of the papers. Thank goodness for 2 of them, I don't have to work so I can come back home and sleep. Sunday though, I have to go straight to church to sing in both services then work until 5:30. *yawn* I get tired just thinking about it. :) At least the money's worth it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Hope you survived. You made me tired just reading about your schedule! ;-)

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Obviously, I *did* survive to tell about it. LOL! And tired? Throw in 7/10 days of rain and a morning shower while riding in the car and tossing papers out the window. That'll get to you real quick!