Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday Reads and Being Tested

I’m being sorely tested this week. And I’m learning something from it, too. Seems I can get 500+ words written pretty quickly in the morning. Did not know I had that in me. It’s coming in handy, too. My afternoons have been busy with other things lately and I so much want to keep my writing streak going. And so far I have. All because I forced myself to get the writing done first. Before e-mails. Before blogs. Heck, before my shower!

I’m going to have to remember to do that more often. It’s kind of…freeing.

Here’s what I finished reading this week:

Book #13

Dates read: March 23-April 2
Title: “Sleeping Beauties”
Year of publication: 2017
Author: Stephen King and Owen King
Genre: Horror
Series: N/A
# of Pages: 700
Paper or plastic: Hardback
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from book: In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare.
    One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanting to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world.
My thoughts: A world without women vs. a world without men. Very interesting. I don’t know if the women would have been quite that organized, though. I’d expect a lot of back-stabbing and bickering. Or do the men make them act that way? Hmmm.

So… When do you do your best work? I’ve always been a morning person, but I used to use that to exercise. Because I hate exercise. I’ll still have to do it eventually (like if it ever gets warmer or stops raining), but for now I’m taking advantage and writing in the morning. I get so much more accomplished that way.

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you found a productive time. My brain doesn't work first thing in the morning. I write best in the evening, after I've practiced my guitar.

Maria Zannini said...

I do my most meticulous work early in the morning, preferably while everyone else is asleep. I need that quiet to concentrate.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - I think my brain fails in the afternoon. It's usually when I want to take a nap!

Maria - I do love mornings the best!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

My brain doesn't begin working until after 9AM, 11 on weekends. So definitely not a morning person. But great that you're finding what works for you! Exercise can totally wait until afternoon/early evening!

JeffO said...

I like writing in the morning, if I can manage it. I probably need to spend more time during the work week pushing to write before work, but I do allow myself long wake up time.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Exercise in the afternoon? I doubt THAT ever happens. Hahahaha!

Jeff - When I wake up in the morning, I'm ready to get out of the bed. By then the heat has probably kicked on and I'm getting hot! Unfortunately, that doesn't take much. :)