Grimly Tired

Grimly Tired
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Hellish long day yesterday. As well as my usual shift—8am until 5pm—I was also scheduled for some overtime between 6pm and 11pm. That was all fine. I finished up reasonably early and still managed top find the time to work through two chapters of GREENER and read a chunk of my book. My day, however, was only just beginning.

I’m on standby this week and I got called out at 2:15am, 4:20am and 5:50am. Between the first two calls I couldn’t get back to sleep, and after the third call I decided to just stay up. What was the point?

As I write, I am very tired. I’ve had some fresh coffee—lots of it—and a hot shower earlier, but I can feel the grim promise of a headache and tiredness lurking behind my eyes, pressing gently from inside the socket making my eyelids feel heavy and my eyeballs swollen. I’ve got 7 hours to go—then I’m on standby until 7am again.

There’s not much more to add. Getting some work done on GREENER was a bonus and I am really enjoying Stephen King’s On Writing immensely. I’m racing through it and when I went to sleep last night still had one of his analogies of what writing is all about swirling in my head.

I deliberately stopped reading after the chapter on telepathy and the white rabbit in the cage with the number 8 on its back. His words from those pages will stay with me for a long time, if not, forever.

Until tomorrow, peace and out!

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About Colin Galbraith

Thriller author, music fan, St Mirren fan, fluff chucker, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannoli.
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2 Responses to Grimly Tired

  1. Diane says:

    Those call outs are a nightmare. As if you don’t have enough to contend with going back after a holiday. Bloomin’ cheek of the people. 😀

  2. Jim K. says:

    Stephen King keeps it real, but he’s quite a character. He went to and taught at my alma mater. I’m not into horror so much, but “On Writing” is really entertaining (as well as useful). A good example of someone who did hundreds of submissions and finally broke through. That part is epic..the wallpapering.

    May there be a break in the calls..

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