Thursday, June 12, 2008

On Why a New Chapter is Taking So Long

Short answer: I've been totally out of it--sleepy with poor concentration. I've written about 1700 words of the next chapter, but it has been slow going. On the other hand, I haven't given up.

I suppose I should go change my claimed posting frequency on Pages Unbound.


rabababa said...

Try this:

"I began taking slow breaths, filling myself with air from the bottom of my lungs to the top. Once the breathing pattern was established, I curled up my toes as tightly as I could and then relaxed them totally. Then I tightened and relaxed my calf muscles, then my thighs. I worked my way up to my forehead and then just lay there feeling pleasantly loose. I concentrated again on my breathing until it was the only thing I concentrated upon. After a while, I was concentrating on nothing at all."

Xenophon Hendrix said...

"And at that point I fell asleep."

It's a drowsy problem rather than an attentional problem.

rabababa said...

Oh, I thought this was magic. :-)

Amanda Cast said...

I know all about sleepiness. I have to work really early in the morning, like ungodly early. So when I get home at 1 pm or 10 am even I'm ready to go take a nap. If I do then I won't be able to sleep that night and I'll spend the entire time tossing and turning.

Though, when I get really tired and groggy all the time I'm usually suffering from iron deficency. You should probably go to the doctor and see if your suffering from any sort of anemia.