Monday Muse: Exhaustion Muse

Heyooo! Welcome to today’s Monday Muse. I am… really, really tired. Yesterday, I took a day trip to Ft. Meyers to the Edison and Ford Winter estates, which of course meant being awake during the day like a normal person…

I didn’t sleep for 24 hours. Then I fell asleep in the car on the way home and ended up sleeping for 15 hours. But that ended up getting me up at 7 this morning, which is pretty much when I usually go to bed. Yes, I have a vampire schedule. So my whole circadian rhythm is off, my eye is twitching, and all I want to do is curl up and go to sleep. But I can’t if I want to get my rhythm back.

So… this muse is brought to you by the fact that I can barely English right now.

First up: we’re back on Twitter! Our weird time out invisible period is over and we’re officially showing up in hashtags and notifications again. So… YAY!

Second: we got our third and fourth rejection for Killing Mercutio today. So not great news on that front. It’s about time to go find the second batch of agents to submit to, which has proven exceptionally difficult. I think the market really isn’t looking for this kind of story right now. Pretty much anyone looking for retellings wants YA, and this novel definitely isn’t that. This also seems to be the time for telling stories of resistance in all forms, and historical Shakespearean intrigue is definitely not that. So I think it’s going to take more careful research sifting through all the agents of the world to find the right now. It’s not going to be obvious. But I’m so tired right now, the whole idea just makes my bones feel like lead.

Third: Liar is going really well. I think it’s shaping up to be my favorite thing I’ve ever written. Lucky is the best. Ask around within the Twitter writing community; he’s a very popular bloke. Who doesn’t love a Trickster?

Fourth: I think I’m going to take a nap. The coffee isn’t working anymore.

Sorry this was a ramble. At least I managed to update you on Nerd Cactus happenings as I fall asleep on my keyboard…

C

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