Had another restless night last night. Even disabled the motion detector--we're going through a bit of windy weather, and the holly tree beside it has grown unruly such that its branches are close enough to trigger it if stirred by a strong breeze. This is a slightly different sort of insomnia than I've had before. While I seem to be able to get to sleep, I can't manage to stay that way for more than an hour or two at a stretch. I'm wondering if this bout of sleep dysfunction might be due to the green/black tea blend I've been imbibing recently to boost the Adderall. Switching back to herbal as of today.
Eventually, I headed into the bedroom while Matthew was still working in the living room, hoping a more comfortable napping place would help, and then I got hit by the "it's-dark-I'm-alone-can't-sleep-clown'l
And y'know? That did it. The willies went away, and I was able to get another couple hours of much-needed sleep. I love my husband.
- An email from Christopher Cevasco, the editor of Paradox, alerting me of the domain and email addy change of his 'zine. I've had a story under consideration with him for almost five and a half months (167-days), so I took the opportunity to query about it. And, it seems I beat him to the draw. He informed me that he wants to publish "The Archer of the Sun and the Lady of the Moon" in the forthcoming June issue (#9), and the contract will be going out later this week.
*squee!* This is my second sale to Paradox, and I'm delighted to be able to make an encore appearance between those fine pages.
- 54-day "There's a sense of maturity and authenticity in your portrayal of these imperfect people and tangled relationships, and the ending brought tears to my eyes . . . but" rejection from Strange Horizons with an invite to submit again. Sigh. Evoking tears just ain't enough anymore, dangit.