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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-07-31 03:17
Subject: [writing] What are these time zones that you speak of?
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My body has apparently given up completely on the concept of time zones. Or sleep. Or whatever.

Fred woke me up at precisely 4 am Laramie time with a demand to finish the work on Green, right now. (He has a point — the revised manuscript is due today.) Once I’ve completed this post, that’s what I’m doing. Six and a half hours sleep? Pshaw. 3 am at home? Pshaw.

The spice must flow, baby. The spice must flow.

Whether or not I’m done by 6:30 am, I am going walking.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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J.K.Richárd: Bright!Shiny!New!
User: neutronjockey
Date: 2008-07-31 11:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
After seeing the Dos Santos cover I can't completely blame Fred...
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User: csinman
Date: 2008-07-31 11:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's four fifteen and I'm not in bed yet, and that's why at first I thought Fred was a cat.
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User: lauriemann
Date: 2008-07-31 11:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You named your insomnia FRED?? ;->

I think mine is named "Oh shit, not again." I got 2 hours of sleep Tuesday night and was a zombie most of yesterday. Last night, I was back to my normal 5.5.
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Karen, aka Ana Lake, ska Aine inghean Cathal
User: summers_place
Date: 2008-07-31 13:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
For some weird reason, I've actually been getting a lot of sleep this week. Of course, last weekend I got virtually none, and next week I don't expect to get much. But I'll enjoy this week while I can.

Theory: perhaps Fred is actually moonlighting (hah!) as my insomnia, and now that he's busy trying to keep Jay on deadline, that's why I'm sleeping? (Never mind that I have a deadline of my own right now, albeit of a different sort. Let's not tell the insomnia monsters, shhhhh.....)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-07-31 14:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, Fred is my writing mind.
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Karen, aka Ana Lake, ska Aine inghean Cathal
User: summers_place
Date: 2008-07-31 14:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ah, well, I get it now. Though... sometimes it's the same thing, no?

-Summer, who often wakes up at oh-not-again-thirty AM with a bit of story yammering to escape from her brainpan and be written
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2008-07-31 16:17 (UTC)
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My writing mind's not named.

But it woke me early yesterday with the revised ending to Pledges.

The subconscious mind, she is stranger than we think...
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