I didn’t expect enough luck to escape the insomnia that has haunted my biological family line for generations. Although, I did hope I had a decade or two left before it struck.
Over the weekend, I got my first real experience of it, and spent all night on a beanbag writing in a college-ruled notebook with Charmed on the TV. I didn’t sleep for 40 hours, but I got an incredible amount of work done.
Since then, I’ve averaged four hours a night and actually really enjoyed myself. I have more time to play video games and do the bits and pieces I’ve been meaning to do and not feeling tired. There’s a good chance that this is temporary and a zombie-like state is on its way, but for now, I’m functional and have some extra time on my hands.
If you’re a people-pleaser, you might know that when you’re kinda tired, those people-pleasing tendencies disappear when you’re tired. It’s easier to become straight-forward and not sweat the small stuff, which means greater efficiency, and it’s a great time for that. Preparing for next year has meant a lot of extra-curriculars, so a little more time is always welcome.
I’m not going to pretend I wouldn’t like a good 12 hours completely zonked out sometime soon. But if December is the only month I lose some shut-eye this year, I’ll be a lucky duck.
The late-night accomplishments so far have included finalising the initial Patreon tiers and putting together the framework for my social media plan for the entire of 2022. While planning book five in The Rogue Valkyrie Series and the prequel are still underway, they won’t do much good if nothing else is organised.
Tomorrow I will be dropping all the details about a holiday book sale, which is something else I dreamed up during the late hours. Keep an eye out for all the gossip!