Sleep! I just need sleep. I tried to take it easy today and actually found some time to read. It's still early but I already need a reminder of why I do this stuff. I'm sure things will work out but I just feel stagnant in certain scenes, just going through the motions. It's too early for the plot to really pick up but all the pieces are falling into place nicely. I think as a reader I would enjoy seeing the development and would certainly not now what to expect in this second outing of some of my paranormal investigator character.
I managed to get in a nap and now I'm trying to turn it into a productive night. I still don't feel like I've rested enough. The worst thing is that if I wake up in the middle of the night, I just start thinking about my book and that I should be writing instead of just laying here thinking about writing. I'll top of this week with two very productive days where I won't have to worry about work or other obligations. This will be the first weekend of November after all so anything can happen.
I do still want to take time out to do things I enjoy. Writing is enjoyable and all but sometimes it can be a bit too stressful. I'm also not sure if I want to do this Municipal Leader thing next year. It seems like most of my interactions are complaints or questions and I much prefer having fun and talking about the writing. It would've been better with a little more help. There are some crazy writers out there that put down words even faster than me so I've given up the chase. I'm ahead on my word count, like way ahead, but I worry I'll get complacent. Also the point that I'm at for the plot of the novel is on schedule to finish on the thirtieth. I learned my lesson from last year and I think this sequel will be much more complex and descriptive.