I chose to join my particular gym because of the late night hours. Bad Decison #1.
I often choose to workout at 10pm. Bad Decisions #2-5b.
Because of the combined effects of Bad Decisions #1-5b, I often find myself awake at hours such as this (4:23am).
Tonight, I also made Bad Decision #6: Set alarm for 9:30am.
A long time ago, I made Bad Decision #0: Never ever re-set the alarm.
So as I sit here wide awake, dreading the time five hours from now when my alarm will blare on the other side of the room, my only comfort is The Cosby Show. Here are the other things I've done to pass the time:
- read everything on my RSS feed
- read 3 chapters from the book I'm currently reading
- edited 2 chapters from the book I'm currently writing
- looked up old friends, classmates, and boyfriends on MySpace and Facebook
- been frustrated by the apparent technological inferiority of said people
- moisturized and trimmed my cuticles
- flipped through Harper's Bazaar
- organized receipts
- washed dishes
- ate some microwave popcorn and a strawberry
- replied to emails
- deleted SPAM from my trash bin
Gee, productive huh? I wish I were sleeping, though. Tomorrow I need to do some more editing on the book. I'm 70% done with the first draft now, which makes me really excited. That prompts a few questions that I've been wanting to ask you guys!
What did you like best about the last book? What stories/themes were your favorite? In the new book, would you like for it to be the same style? If not, in what ways would you like to see things change? What would you like to see more/less of? Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
I know it seems like it's a bit late in the game to be asking those questions, but this is just the first draft, so there's always room for editing (thank God!). I'm really interested in your feedback. You can leave your comments in response to the blog, or... if you feel like it's too personal, you can always email me: tlc at taraleighcobble with the dot followed by the com.
I really appreciate all your help and comments!
Hmm... now how should I pass the time? Thankfully, I've got Rudy, Vanessa, and Theo to keep me company. And right now, there's a guest on the show who I think is the guy who makes all the noises in the Police Academy movies. I have no recollection whatsoever of this episode. Sold!