Wow, I must really be out of it – it took me 3 days to figure out what my insomnia meant. 3 DAYS!
I get intermittent bouts of insomnia when my life is off. Hasn’t happened for awhile (which I guess is a good thing) so it totally didn’t dawn on me that the fact that I can’t sleep is all my fault.
Now I just have to figure out what it means – but that ain’t too hard to do either. It’s about my book. About how I’m not writing and too worried to get on with it. But realizing this is a good thing because this morning I took a shower, got back into bed, and tried a different approach to my query letter. Didn’t finish and don’t really know if its any better (I swear, this query letter thing is going to kill me if I let it) but it made me feel better.
So I’ve made two decisions – one, that I have to keep writing, something, anything everyday and not don’t because I’m afraid it’s bad because, well, first drafts are always bad, and two, that I am not going to make my arbitrary June 15th deadline. I wrote my story and I reread my story and I fixed things here and there but I didn’t really edit my story like it should truly be. I have to spend more time with it, make some hard decisions, and then it’ll be ready to go out. My new goal is before summer ends so once summer hours are over I should have everything good to go. And that’s a deadline I’m going to make.