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Another night of insomnia

Greetings, readers. It seems to me that every early Wednesday morning is my insomnia night. I have a theory for this. I meet a buddy of mine at our local Denny’s here in State College and pig out on ice cream and coffee from 7:30 until 9pm. Even though I’m extremely careful to switch to decaf after only one cup of regular coffee, I’m still hyped up from the evening. If I’m going to have a night of insomnia, it will be the Tuesday night until Wednesday.

From now on I think I shall choose something else to eat and forgo even that one cup of regular coffee. With my self-imposed book deadline drawing nearer, I can’t be up until 7 in the morning, and expect to function later that day. I’ve also pondered this theory – that I psych myself out. I say to myself oh dear it’s Tuesday. I’ve had too much sugar and caffeine. Now I won’t sleep. And as some of you will attest to, first you say it, then you do it.

On to something work related. Rebecca and I are beginning our reduced hours schedule this week. I actually used part of the time I was up this morning to type out a work schedule. It seems to be going pretty well. Today after blog entry will be the first draft of the new book’s dedication page and acknowledgements page. While we are on the subjects of my books, my first book, Picking Up Where We Left Off: My Bear Springs Camps Stories, will be available in Kindle format in 12 to 24 hours. I’m not certain how many of you read on the Kindle, but if you’d like to read my first book, this is the newest way it is available. When my second book comes out around July, I imagine we shall have it go not only to printed form but to Kindle form as well from the start.

Lastly, I have been studying the official web pages of Mitt Romney and President Obama, and I have not forgotten about doing a blog entry on them. Just like the tribute to my father on this blog which took me a while to compose, this one needs more time. That blog entry will be posted soon. My writing assistant, Rebecca, brought up a good point that not only should I have good facts, but it should also include my point of view. So stay turned, happy reading, and have a great week. Next blog post on Friday : )


Back to work we go on a Wednesday

Greetings, readers. Today, the 25th of April, is a cool day here in Central Pennsylvania, though sunny. The local elections were held yesterday. As I understand it, turnout was extremely light. As promised, though later in the week, I’m going to write my first blog entry dealing with politics. This will be where you will see just how little I know on the subject. Haha.

I must use all of my powers of concentrations to keep focused today since the old insomnia bug bit me again last night. Oddly enough, and here’s a chuckle, this came only hours after I gave my dear Godmother advice on how to get to sleep. I didn’t work for me.

Here comes kitty cat Keekee to see me, looking cute and adorable as always. The only problem I have with her right now, is that she is going through her spring shedding. Around my apartment I can collect enough hair to make a clone of her. As most of my regular readers know, I have one picture of Keekee up with more to come. Sometime in the near future, I want to put my picture in the banner where the books are now, but I have to figure out how to make the photo not look stretched.

As for the rest of this week, writing assistant, Rebecca, and I are getting down to the nitty-gritty. It’s the last full week of work before reduced hours kick in. Starting next week and beyond, we’ll only be working 9 hours a week instead of 20. We shall have to learn to cram more work related things in a shorter amount of time. I already have some ideas on how to accomplish this.

I think what I shall do instead of straight dictation is either to write out or type a rough draft of whatever I’m working on and have Rebecca edit it when she is at the office.

In approximately 20 minutes, when this blog is edited and posted, we shall continue editing what Rebecca calls the A-Z file of my latest book. This means a complete read through and edit with the stories pretty much in the order that they will appear in the book. Thinking about my new project has made me a bit nostalgic. I hate when that happens because I spend too much darn money. I go to E-Bay and try to find the things that I used to have.

Until Friday, when my political piece will be posted, take care and have a good week.