My kids were watching a DVD on courage (the story based in mythology), and as I’m walking out I hear a voice say clearly, “Just remember, when things go wrong as sometimes they will, when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and debts are high, and you never can tell how close you are; It may be near when it seems afar. So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. When things seem worst, you mustn’t quit.”
Kinda took me by surprise! And how applicable to this week. My doctor turned my schedule upside down Tuesday when he told me my pineal gland and pancreas were both stressed due to lack of sleep. Whaaaat?
“Aine, you’re not sleeping.”
“I know. The kids aren’t going to bed like they’re supposed to, and I’m writing a book in 30 days.”
“You have to get more sleep.”
“I did mention I’m writing a book in 30 days?”
“Write it in the morning.”
“What? I write better at night!”
“Not any more.”
“Fine, I’ll do it your way.”
It’s been hard, but I’ve been diligent about going to bed at 10:30pm. He wanted me in bed by 9:30pm, I got him to give me until 10:15pm, and I’m there by 10:30pm. I guess it’s my rebellious streak. I know, you’re laughing because it’s only been two days – can I tell you it’s HARD to change right in the middle of a massive goal? It’s a little more difficult to procrastinate! To make up for it, I’ve been writing a little longer in the morning. It’s slowed my progress a little, but I still make sure I’m writing a good bit everyday. It’s just a blip in the road – while writing at night was ideal, morning works too. 🙂
Don’t tell me I have to choose my family, my health, or my writing. Don’t tell me I can’t have health and still do all that I do. A *friend* tried to convince me that I should give up my goal. Uh-huh. I remember in the eighties a woman that I admired saying, “These eighties superwomen are stupid. They think they can have a career and a healthy family. They can’t.” It scarred me for years, and now to her I say, “YES, WE CAN.”
And I have to say, my Dr. is very supportive of me. Oh Dr. Destin Thayne, someday I will be that famous author and you are SO going to be my personal witch doctor! =D
Leisha Maw said:
Good luck! I hope you trounce your word count!
Thanks! I do mean to give it a good run! 🙂
Oh, I see you’ve changed your blog address to Aine Maura! I love it!
Sleep and write! You can do both 😉
Yes – I bought the domain this morning. 🙂 Is it weird I have anxiety not over anyone stealing content, but MY NAME?? Freaky weird.
Yes – I am doing my best to do both. The other night my husband woke me up to talk and we chatted for an hour at 2AM, and then it took me until 5AM to go back to sleep. So last night he didn’t call at all for fear he’d do the same to me tonight. Very hard to give up those phone calls!
I love those calls too. It is not easy being away from my best friend so much. Someday this will all be a distant memory as we look back on these days. You are an amazing writer and I can’t wait for the whole world to know it. You are superwoman and I am glad you are are my superwoman!
I look forward to the memories being memories. 🙂
Now… where did I stick that cape? 😉
HAHAHAHAH I love it! This is why we are friends! Write on little writer! IN THE MORNING! lol love ya -Destin
♥ ya too – glad you were able to see it. 🙂
L.T. Elliot said:
Glad you’re going for it–health, life, writing, and family. Nothing’s impossible, right? Now, get some sleep! =D
I want you to get enough sleep but I also want you to be able to write. Sometimes you’ve just got to go for it, you know? However, if anyone can find a balance between the two, you can.
And I always knew you were a Superwoman……