After moving into our new home in early March, the surroundings were new and my mind was on overload thinking about everything that needed to be done (unpacking, renovating, still working full-time, getting my books available again, etc., etc.). As a result, I was having a hard time sleeping. For weeks, I was awake until at least 2 am, even though I was in bed by midnight. I would stare up at the ceiling wishing I could slow my mind down and get some rest. I even took sleeping pills, but they didn’t help.
Then, about a week ago, my husband mentioned I should use ear plugs like he does. No way! I wouldn’t sleep at all if I knew I couldn’t hear anything (I still use a baby monitor even though my babies are grown and gone). No, I knew that wouldn’t work!
But his suggestion was very helpful because it made me recall that I owned an eye mask. Maybe the effect could be similar to his ear plugs? I had gotten the mask when I went to a Dinner in the Dark event. Could wearing this really help me sleep? I figured it couldn’t hurt to try it out.
And to my surprise, it did work! Who would’ve known that such a simple solution could do the trick?
Okay, so now I’m getting more rest these days and that’s making me more productive. I just finished typesetting in Polyester Pajamas and the trade paperback should available online again in about a week. My second book in Woolen Bikinis will soon follow. If you don’t know, Kindle versions for both of these have been re-edited and are available now.
Plans after that are to get Book 3 out within the next couple of months. (Yes, I’m working on that, too.)
And there are a couple of events this week I’d like to share:
For those of you who live in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, I’ll be speaking at the Meredith Public Library Thursday, April 23rd from 10:30 am until 12 pm. Come and visit if you can!
Also, it’s been a while since I’ve had a free Kindle promotion, so this Wednesday, April 22 through Sunday, April 26th, the Kindle version of in Polyester Pajamas will be free on Amazon.
Full steam ahead!