I bet I’m not the only one who’s overtired.

I was struggling to get a flash fiction together for last Friday, and really pushing against the mud. It seems to have been like this with writing for a couple of months now. It’s not so much writers’ block as just, well, clogged up brain. Maybe I’ve been trying too hard. Maybe I need a break from blogging. Maybe it’s just January. Christmas is over, I have things to do that I’m putting off, I’ve eaten far too much over the Christmas period and I’m in that old routine of wanting to lose weight but knowing from experience that I won’t do it so why bother?

Oh, and my Guest Post on the TSRA is really good, but won’t be out till Thursday. Then we’ll be back to second Sunday of the month. Provided I’ve written them, of course. Which reminds me – if I’m not going to write fiction I’d better get on with my A to Z posts. I’ll enjoy it, really I will. And then I’ll do some gardening or go out somewhere for a change of scenery.

There’s a plan 🙂

Web manoeuvres

I’ve playing with the layout of this blog to make it better on mobile devices, which it now is.  If you came in over the weekend and found it kept changing, and being disjointed with funny stuff lying around untidily, you know why. I’m more or less done with it now, and I like it!

Picture is of Oscar, who likes the hammock he inherited from Dylan, but not enough to keep using it.

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11 thoughts on “I’m so tired

  • 9 January, 2017 at 7:22 am
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    Hi Jemima – looks good … and I love the ‘oh so tired’ pic … I’ve just got up .. but I’m thinking the hammock would be good. Oscar looks peaceful .. take care, have a good week, and at least it’s getting lighter … cheers Hilary

    • 9 January, 2017 at 2:08 pm
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      Yes – it is – and I meant to send you those pics yesterday… ho hum.

  • 9 January, 2017 at 8:39 am
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    Hi Jemima. I know how you feel, am exhausted too. I have five dogs and 2 cats, We are all tired. I don’t know whether I’ll make Chuck Wendig’s first Flash Fiction Challenge for this year, due on Friday 13 Jan, but will try. Kim

    • 9 January, 2017 at 2:09 pm
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      I decided that my Apocalypse story took place on 30th December, so I’ve submitted that. I’ll have to do something else for this Friday – but it’s nice to have him back again!

  • 9 January, 2017 at 2:17 pm
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    It’s January, Jemima. For me, the worst month of the year. But my son came home last night from his deployment in Germany – he was there three years and is suffering withdrawal symptoms. He liked Germany a lot. I need to get back to writing, too – dropped it for a week, except for writing something for the Blogger’s Bash, which I will attend this year (whee!).

    • 10 January, 2017 at 10:33 am
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      I had an American friend who worked in Europe for a while, came back, then went back to Europe again. It’s much underestimated as a great place to live 🙂

    • 10 January, 2017 at 10:33 am
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      Yeah, but…. I think it’s mostly January. The sun’s out today and I’m feeling better already.

  • 9 January, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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    I share your feelings! I’m tired, and the holiday season always derails me–first with all the disruptions to my work time, and then with withdrawal after everyone goes home and the lights come down and I struggle to find my routines again.

    I’ll have to get used to the new look for the blog–but you do make me think that maybe it’s time I shook mine up a bit. Also time to think about A to Z. I skipped it last year, but I think it does have value. Just need a theme…or maybe my theme should be “random stuff.” 😀

    • 10 January, 2017 at 10:37 am
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      I think it’s good to have a reason to change it. I looked at it on my mobile and it looked dreadful, although last year it was fine. Something changed in the way these things get presented. This one looks good but there are some more tweaks to be done – for instance, it’s irritating that the headline for the post on this page doesn’t shift over to the right. And while I like the front page, it does mean you have to click again to get to the blog posts, unless you change your browser link to jemimapett.com/blog Then again, Chuck Wendig’s is worse.

      • 11 January, 2017 at 4:47 pm
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        Blog pages sidebars now swapped

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