I've been burning the wick at both ends, I'm afraid. I have gotten a tonne of work done, three chapters in the past few days, and am ahead of myself in terms of finishing my first draft of Bound by Revenge. I have a schedule set whereby I want to be finished the first draft by Oct 13th. In the following two months I want to get all my edits and Beta Reading rounds done. I am only 6-7 chapters from the end. But I'm feeling the strain when I go to bed at night and can't sleep 'cos my characters just won't shut up their incessant nattering.
Roll on 7am every morning when I have to get up, and not be some sort of swamp monster because the children already fear me enough in the mornings (I've never been a morning person). This morning, in particular, was a nasty one. Imagine the biggest caffeine freak you know, with no coffee, less patience and a headache to boot! That doesn't even come close to me this morning.
My four year old has just started school, and she got in trouble for not replacing a toy (she's FOUR!) on her second day. Since then, she's been excluded from "golden time" which is a set period of time where they can "free-play". Instead, her name has been written into a rain cloud. A freaking rain cloud, people! In case she didn't feel bad enough, I suppose?!
So this morning, dragon-lady (yours truly) bearded the beast in her den (the teacher in the classroom) and went through her for a short-cut. I told her in no uncertain terms that there is a difference between discipline and punishment and she was just punishing the child and enjoying it. Not on. Soooo not on.
Needless to say I watched that battleaxe take my child's name from her rain cloud before I left. She might have deserved a little bit of a reprimand, and even exclusion from this period of free-play for a day. But it's been three days now and all the teacher is succeeding in doing is coaching jealousy and sewing the seeds of resentment.
I had a bar of chocolate on the way home. It cheered me up. But I'm supposed to be on a diet.
So to conclude, I hate early mornings, and chocolate. That's all folks. :D