Browsing All posts tagged under »insomnia«

Writing. All Other Things in Flux.

March 26, 2013 by


I am this* close to finishing the first draft of Wizards. Which means I am writing at speed and to the exclusion of most other things, like sleeping, eating and interacting with other human beings. Rick: How’s it going? Me: Am awake. Writing. All other things in flux. Come to think of it, even consciousness […]

Why There is No Point Trying to Be Responsible

March 11, 2013 by



This is Not a Picture of a Cat (Dead or Alive)*

September 24, 2012 by


I don’t know what it is but I can’t spell when I’m asleep. Or, not can’t spell. I get words mixed up. Mostly homophones like ‘retch’ and ‘wretch’ and ‘through’ and ‘threw’. The sort of distinction that’s obvious, but that my unconscious mind is apparently incapable of making. It also happens if I’m composing and […]

Turns Out, Having Insomnia in the Middle of the Night is a Really Pointless Way to Spend Your Evening

September 7, 2012 by


So I was going to write something intelligent today. It was going to be filled with humour and quiet excitement and may even have included something profound. But as I did not really sleep last night I’m sort of squinting at my laptop trying to remember how words work. I don’t sleep through the night. […]

Sleep is a Drug and I Want More

July 12, 2012 by


Me: Would you remind me tomorrow to make a doctor’s appointment? Rick: I reminded you today. Me: Yes, but I was writing. So I was all la la la, go away. Rick: Oh doom. Me: Don’t do that. I was writing! You don’t interrupt writing for frivolous administrative pursuits. Rick: Like your health and well-being. […]

Just So We’re Clear, Seven Hours of Sleep in Two Days is Not Enough

February 15, 2012 by


So according to Rick my newly developed sleeping patterns are an illustration of a Karnaugh map. An array of Yes, No and I don’t care leaving me with not enough sleep.* This is like the time Arkem convinced Shig to forge my signature on the internet by telling him it looked like math. For the […]

How Not to Pacify the Savage Beast

December 13, 2011 by


Yesterday I didn’t get to sleep until after Rick’s alarm went off at 5am. By nine I was awake again. Which makes for a grand total of 14 hours in the last three days. I just thought that I should tell you that. In case I start screaming incoherently or something. And while I’ve been […]

Dreaming the Melodrama of the Teen Experience

September 23, 2011 by


I am trashed out of my skull. No, not with the alcohol. I am not drunk. Why do people keep asking me that? I am just… not on speaking terms with the sandman right now. I tried staying in bed thinking, Sleep now. Sleep is good. Sleep is my friend. We should all be friends […]