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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."
--Lesley

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
48

500/day
16
I'm feeling:
resigned
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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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