Z is for… (#AtoZChallenge 2012)


Z is for Zzzz

(Post 26 on my WIP)

Off to the land of sleep and dreams
I fly on a horse with feathered wings
I sigh as the journey for today is done
Look forward to another yet to come

It’s here – the last letter post of April’s A to Z Challenge 2012. There will one more post – a reflection post on May 7th.

I started this challenge when I had a week’s leave from work and got ahead with scheduled posts – and then I went back to work and ended up losing out on sleep to write and stay on target (and keep up with everything else I needed to). Unfortunately because I really couldn’t give up on sleep all together (funny that!) I had to let go of commenting on as many blogs as I managed to do to start with. This was a shame because I did find some excellent posts and people to connect with. Hopefully the list will remain so I can continue exploring at a more leisurely pace.

Now, as we all know, but often forget, sleep is a very important occupation. One I love. As a night owl I think I produce my best work at night and then I prefer to sleep in later in the day – but often day to day jobs are not conducive to this pattern of living. One of my wishes for the post A-Z lull is to catch up on sleep and try and work on developing a better sleep routine (any hints and tips on doing this welcome).

In my book Jane has a number of dreams which I see as being her subconscious guiding her to consider what is important. This is because during waking hours she often isn’t that aware of what it is she does want, just managing to deal with the day to day routine of life.

I used to spend lots of time daydreaming but am finding that is happening less as my head gets filled with other things. Now writing these posts about my WIP have been all well and good but they haven’t been writing my WIP. Nicola Morgan wrote a post last week about Writer’s Block that I really empathised with. As a result I am going to try and banish some stuff, get some sleep, start daydreaming again and hopefully come back to Training Time feeling refreshed and ready to finish that full first draft.

Happy snoozing fellow A-Zers – look forward to catching up on your reflections. Other than sleep what do you plan to catch up on now the challenge is over?

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Posted on April 30, 2012, in #am writing (and all things writing related), April A-Z Challenge, Training Time (WIP) and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. As much as I enjoyed the A to Z Challenge, I’m glad that I can now go back to catch up on my writing. I think the Hubster’s work schedule has turned me into a morning person. The time when he’s away at work in the morning is the quietest time of the day (yes, the Hubster can be a big distraction!), and perfect for some writing, so I’ve found myself waking up earlier to take advantage of this.

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

    • Hope the writing goes well when you return to it.
      I see the advice you are giving me re sleep is to get a Hubby who works early (and potentially earns enough to let me not have to work ;o) but to make sure he has a hobby so that he isn’t around to distract me all of the time.

  2. Hope the writing catch-up goes well. Nicola’s post definitely struck close to home here as well.

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