DST Still Sucks

Today and tomorrow are being dedicated to the hard push.  I have a couple of chapters to finish.  It’s getting difficult at this point because I’ve been sitting sooo much.  In the future, I’m sticking to the daily word count and then jogging or something.  I feel so incredibly restless–so, yeah, I’ve been pushing.  Yet, I must make it two more days.

I’ve kept myself so cooped up, I’m almost desperate for some lunches out with friends and maybe a long bookstore trip.  

This weekend, yes, I’m pitching and nervous about it–but I’m also spending most of the weekend with writing friends, so it’ll be fun.  Yesterday, I worked on a synopsis all day.  I have a love/hate relationship with those things.  I hate them up until the point everything clicks, then I usually end up pretty happy with the results. 

This one is a “just in case she asks” kind of thing for this weekend.  So, it had to be short and sweet.  Whittling 100,000 words down to four pages was a real challenge.


Still feeling groggy.  This morning was hell for my entire family.  My husband sets his alarm for 5:30– which for me still feels like 4:30.  I was so distressed by being jarred out of a sound sleep, I faded in and out until I had to get up.  During a fade, I had one of those death nightmares.  Don’t you hate those?

I was in my car and going fast up a hill on a highway.  I didn’t see the sharp curve until it was too late and didn’t make it in time. I have been having this dream for years and hate it.  Makes me paranoid to drive sometimes. 

So, when I dragged my exhausted butt out of bed, it was to find that my daughter had overslept for school.  She really needs another day home for the illness, but she’s terrified of getting behind. 

Then, I had to wake my son four times. 

Yes, Daylight Savings Sucks.  The extra hour of sunlight is nice in the evenings, but so is candlelight earlier… 


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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9 Responses to DST Still Sucks

  1. carol says:

    I’m still groggy too. I turned of the alarm and lay there, fell back to sleep for a minute, weird dream, had to get up and rush for work. The synopsis was great BTW. Can’t wait to read the entire book.

  2. ~pinkie says:

    And now DST sucks a month earlier! I know what you mean about scrambling to finish the novel – I’m going nuts here. I need to be better at pushing though. I’m not behind the computer as much as I should be.

  3. relliott4 says:

    I need to find a way to write standing up. Or walking around… Tried one of the handheld recorders, but I sounded like a dork.

  4. I’m considering writing while standing up, too.

  5. Lynda West says:

    Great blog, good job getting it all together 🙂

  6. relliott4 says:

    Me thinks spammers have found a way past akismet…

  7. X. Dell says:

    I agree. DST sucks. Always has. But going back to ST in the fall almost makes up for it.

    The dream sounds like something is going out of control.

  8. relliott4 says:

    You are so intuitive, X. Yes, there are some aspects of my personal life that are out of control. I’ve had to push the worry over them aside to get this book done. But I have a feeling they’ll smooth out eventually. Nice to hear from you. 🙂

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