Thursday, 16 February 2012

Is it bedtime yet?

Porthleven, Cornwall Easter 2011
I didn't sleep last night. Not a single minute. Instead, I wandered around the house, wrote a few lines that change the ending of a novel I'm working on, and worked out how I would extend my house if money was no object - I even know what taps I want!

I finally fell alseep at 7am, and woke up a couple of hours later. Adding this to the vertigo that's left me unable to sit up for more than ten minutes at a time - almost a week now - I feel awful!

So I thought it was time for a gratuitous photo of a gorgeous Cornish village that I visited for a music and food festival last Easter - on what was probably the warmest April I've ever known.

And it's working. I haven't thought about all the writing I'm not doing for about five minutes now!


Just so this isn't a wasted post, I'll also do another shout-out for the wonderful Blogging From A-Z April Challenge.

It occurred to me, overnight, that I've got at least three followers who are not writers... and fear not! You guys can be included too. Just chose a theme and find a subject for each letter of the alphabet.

Writers are not islands, they have crafting, dieting and fitness interests too... Just click on the logo to signup!

26 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better soon, and yayz for A to Zizzle!

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  2. Sorry you feel crappy. And you'll be amazed how many of the participants in the A to Z won't be writers.

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  3. Ohh, I hope you can catch some zzz's tonight.

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  4. Aw, get better soon! As for sleep, have you tried tea with honey and a shot of rum? It works well for me ^_^

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    1. Tea, honey and rum - never tried that... maybe I'll give it a go.

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  5. No sleep? You poor thing. Hope you're feeling better and can catch up tonight.

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  6. @ Everyone - thank you for rising to my blatant request for sympathy. Sometimes, just having someone say 'Aww' makes you feel so much better.

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  7. More awwwws! It's terrible not to sleep! I hope you're able to get a nap in!

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  8. I hope you feel better soon. I hope you get to sleep soon, because I know just how terrible it can be. Hang in there and good luck.

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  9. Insomnia is very frustrating. Sorry. I'm glad, though, that you have photos and memories to take you to a dreamlike place.
    xoRobyn

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  10. Well, I've made it to the end of the day, with only 3 hours sleep in the past 38! Man City have won, a glass of wine has been drunk and now I'm off to bed. Wish me luck, guys! :-)

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  11. Good luck, Annalisa. I hope tonight is better. :)

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  12. Love your photo! Hope to go there one day ...

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    1. It's a lovely place. Lovely shops, great cafes, and a beach as well - perfect!

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  13. Hope you slept better! Have you got to the cause of the vertigo? I know that's awful - my sister gets it - knocks you flat :-(

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    1. I've never had it looked into. This has been the first time in ages, and the worst I've evr had it. Starting to feel better now, though!

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  14. Hope the symptoms have started to ease. I also want to be in that picture under that blue sky *sigh*

    I'm working on some ideas for the A to Z so I'll have some posts put by ready, and as for your non-writer followers, they could post up photographs. I know some who did that last time. :-)

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    1. Yes, thanks Rosalind, starting to feel slightly human again! A-Z photos is a great idea. And music too, I suppose.

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  15. I signed up for the A to Z challenge a while ago. I'm so looking out to doing it. :-)

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    1. I'm trying to write a couple in advance - I've got all the way to C!

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  16. The village looks beautiful! I hope you are able to sleep more now, though I fully understand your excitement :)

    I'm doing A to Z and have even managed to schedule a couple of posts in, which is more organised than I was last year!

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    1. This is my first time, so I'm trying my hardest to prepare, just because the first 2 weeks are the Easter holidays - 2 boys running riot isn't conducive to good post writing!

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  17. Thanks for the reminder that A to Z is not just an exercise for writers. It's fun for everyone.


    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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    1. Absolutely. It seems such a perfect challenge to encompass everyone.

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