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Addicted to coffee . . . again

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I'm managed to addict myself to coffee, and of course the requisite mega-doses of caffeine, again. Despite the reasonably functional chunk of gray matter that I carry around in my skull, I continue to believe on some illogical, irrational, and just plain dim-witted level (despite the overwhelming excess of first-person evidence to the contrary), that I can counter the effects of one drug with another. The Clonazepam that I've been taking to nick the edge off my wing stub pains makes me groggy and muzzy-headed, so I slam various caffeine-delivery mechanisms and end up muzzy-headed and twitchy. And then when I stop taking the Clonazepam, I get headaches if I try to quit the caffeine administration.

And my wing stubs still hurt.

Stupid body.

Writing Stuff:

Found the Eternal Night website roundabout via jack_yoniga and discovered a very nice review on it for Ascendancy of Blood:

"A refreshing look at a traditional tale. Eugie Foster has written an enchanting little tale that keeps the reader interested until the very last word."

And discovered this fine review of "Returning My Sister's Face" from the Science Fiction Romance Newsletter:

"'Returning My Sister’s Face' by Eugie Foster is a ghost story about avenging wronged love in a medieval oriental setting . . .The author maintains a sense of suspense throughout, and the narrative style is so compelling I could almost hear the slow, dignified plinking of ancient oriental music as I read it."
--Joyce Ellen Armond

Due to either the caffeine OD, or the Clonazepam residue, I was tempted to bite off my own fingers, giving myself a Really Good™ excuse for why I didn't write today. Alas, I only ended up gnawing on a knuckle or two, then forced myself to toil on the novel.

Words: 500 And they were all crap.

Club 100 for Writers

I'm feeling:
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On January 24th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC), melindadansky commented:
Poor you! Great news on the review, though.

I hope you feel better soon.
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On January 24th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie! Me too. I think if I go cold turkey, once the agony and twitches go away, I might be okay. Gurgle.
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On January 25th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC), melindadansky replied:
I do not envy you. I gave up coffee cold-turkey once. If caffiene isn't a drug, I never want to go through DTs.
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On January 25th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC), quiller77 commented:
I sympathize. I have to cut down on caffeine every once in a while (different reasons), but consumption always seems to rise back to previous levels. The once I quit cold-turkey, the headaches only persisted for two or three days.

Your persistence with the novel is admirable. Do you give yourself the weekend off with the Club 100 and 500/day or is this seven days a week?
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On January 25th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Do you give yourself the weekend off with the Club 100 and 500/day or is this seven days a week?"

Oh I definitely give myself weekends off!
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On January 25th, 2005 08:08 am (UTC), ex_angeldove677 commented:
Me too!! I'm addicted to coffee!!
BTW, I love your new icon!! :D
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On January 25th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie! I made a whole bunch of new ones this weekend.
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On January 25th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC), ex_girlmech commented:
You're not the only one caffeine addicted. I really can't get over my dependency on it, and sometimes that really bothers me.
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On January 25th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Caffeine, it's insidious. Yep.
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