A Vicious Cycle

 Posted by at 2:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152014

Though we know a lot of RVers who are up at the crack of dawn, that has never been our style. Terry and I have always been night owls. One reason I didn’t make the Army my career was because they always wanted me to get up at some ungodly hour when even the early birds were still snoring. Over and over I tried to explain to them that sometimes the enemy attacks at night. I’d be happy to stay awake and warn everybody at the first hint of trouble, but they would never listen to me.

During the daytime I usually work on book promotion, research, and other administrative tasks. I do most of my serious writing in the evening, starting about 9 p.m. and working until midnight or 1 a.m. There are fewer distractions, nobody coming to the door to visit, and few phone calls, so I can get a lot done. Usually we’d get to bed somewhere between 1 and 1:30 a.m. and sleep until about 9 a.m.

But in the last couple of months, we seem to have gotten our schedules skewed off kilter, not getting to bed until close to 3 a.m. and waking up about 10:30 or 11. We need to break that cycle and get back to what seems normal to us.

After the usual routine of answering e-mails and reading a couple of blogs yesterday, I reviewed three more chapters of the audiobook version of Big Lake Blizzard, and narrator Bruce Miles is doing his usual excellent job. We also ran a few errands, and when we got back to the fairgrounds I went up to the office and renewed our site for another week and dropped off a bundle of sample copies of the Gypsy Journal.

Longtime subscribers Bob and Sandi Swanson arrived at the fairgrounds yesterday morning and parked in the site next to us. We had a nice time sitting outside and visiting with them until the sun went down and it started getting cold. We hope to get together with them again before they leave.

It’s Wednesday and that means its time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

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