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Let's Hear it for Sleep Deprivation!!

All right, so, I honestly should be going to bed right about now.  It's 8:22 am in my little corner of the world, and I've been awake since yesterday morning at 6.  I fully intended, mind you, to go back to bed for a while yesterday prior to heading to work, but as usual it didn't happen and I've now been awake for over twenty-six hours straight - twelve of which I was at work.

So why am I not in bed?  Because just about the time I arrive home, I get my second third wind.  Which is very inconvenient, as I'd like very much to become reacquainted with my bed, but I need to wind down a little first.

Hence this LJ post, which I'm pretty certain is going to look ridiculous once I've returned to a state of sound mind and all that . . .

In other news, I had one of those night shifts where I wrote more in one two hour sitting (yay for stacking breaks!) with a pen and notebook -- in the middle of the freaking night -- than I've done in a good long while sitting at my computer.  So that vampire!Buffy 'fic of mine might be ready for sharing sooner than I had anticipated.

Okay, I think I've rambled enough.  Going to bed now before I start reading stories and getting sucked in and not getting to bed until ten . . . and considering I work again tonight, I needs me some sleep.

Going now.



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Jun. 22nd, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
You know it's good when you wake up to write things down. It has happened to me several times, and those happen to be my favorite stories. Sucks for insomnia, but great for the fandom, hahah!

Jun. 22nd, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
I have, on occasion, jumped out of bed to type out an idea I'm afraid will abandon ship if I leave it until morning.

When I work nights, I bring with me either a book to read or a notebook to write in, and last night, on my break, I say, "okay, it's break time, what shall I do?" Oh, I shall rapidly scrawl out a bazillion pages of a story! As in, finish one chapter and get a good chunk done on the next.

Sometimes I just stare at the paper and write nothing or drift off to sleep with the pen in my hand, but occasionally it's SCARY what I can create at 2 am after being awake for twenty hours already.

And yes, good good for all things fandom.

And I'm endlessly pleased that you're looking forward to reading it . . .
Jun. 22nd, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
it is a feat of will to come home from work and NOT read stories before bed, isn't it? some mornings i log on and get so engrossed i start telling myself things like, 'don't worry, jam, you can still function at work with only 7 hours sleep'... ''oh, it's ok, jam, you'll still be awake enough to chart tonight with only 6 hours sleep,' etc. it's a dangerous pit to fall into. oh, spuffy! you deprive us of rest but grant us so much in return!! haha

hope you got a bit of a snooze today...
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
I got my customary 0900-1300, which isn't nearly enough but what I'm far too used to getting between nights.

Oh yes, the Spuffy trap . . . I fall into it many many times, though I resisted today. I might have to make up for it by reading at work, though, so long as I'm working near a nicely concealed computer that hasn't managed to block the Spuffy sites yet.
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