I should preface this post by saying that if any of this doesn’t make any sense or sounds a bit off, it’s because I’m soooooo sleeeepy. For only the second time in my life, I had to take a Tylenol PM because even past midnight last night I was wide awake.

Now some of you might think, “That’s not too bad, I stay up past midnight EVERY night.” Well, I don’t. I need sleep and usually my day starts at six so I have to be asleep – at the very latest – by ten thirty.

So I took the pill, fell asleep fairly quickly, slept through my alarm but was still able to get the chipmunks off to school on time. I thought, “I can just take a little nap when I get home. A half hour – max.” But when I came home and wrapped myself up on the couch and closed my eyes, lines for my new book kept popping into my head along with everything that I wanted to write down on my blog.

I’ve programmed my brain to be creative first thing in the morning and fighting it and ignoring it just kept me awake. So now I’m writing and trying not to fall asleep at the computer. Plus, this is – technically – my job and I can’t really fall asleep on the job.

So this post is going to be SUPER random. Let’s just shoot for five random bits o’ information:

1. I will never take Tylenol PM again,

2. I’m writing this new book and struggling to find the voice of a fifteen year old zombie girl. I wrote almost all day on it yesterday and then got stuck around five last night. Deciding to take a break, I whipped out Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries to get my creative juices flowing again. But instead, it depressed me. She is so uber creative and uniquely amazing in her writing that I KNOW I could never compare. So I didn’t get anymore writing accomplished yesterday.

3. My sister asked me to compile a list of good books she hasn’t read yet but I think that I’ve told her all my favorites and she has read them. But just in case here’s my list (not necessarily in any order – too tired to attempt that this morning):

Twilight – yes I know, cliché, but there is a reason it’s so popular, okay?

The Hunger Games.

Birthmarked. (check out the website on the right –>)

Matched by Allyson Condie. (–>)


Summer Sisters.

She’s Come Undone.

Dolores Claiborne (I have to put this one in because in high school I was a non-reader until my friend introduced me to Stephen King. It was all over after that).

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen or ANYTHING by her. Her new book comes out in May -I think – and I cannot wait! She is my (hands-down) favorite author.

Water for Elephants.

Avalon High by Meg Cabot. Now, I really want to make a note here. First of all, I love Meg. Her books are creative and cute. They are quick reads that are super interesting without any lulls. If you are looking for a book that is light and fresh, pick her. If you would rather have more of a relationship with a book instead of a one-night stand, go for Sarah Dessen.

Wake series.

The two books my Lolly Winston.

Lightening Thief.

Harry Potter, of course.

Okay. That should be enough for now. I think there might be a couple of them in there that my sister hasn’t read and my brain is beginning to overheat. Now, there are no non-fiction books in there. Maybe that list will come later.

4. I tried to cook cinnamon rolls on the stove top, like I did the pizza, and they turned out crunchy. Yuck!

5. I blame my not sleeping last night on Neil Patrick Harris:

He is absolutely the funniest thing on two legs and I got obsessed with the How I Met Your Mother series recently and had to get the first season at the library a few weeks ago. Now I’m mostly caught up. But last night, I was trying to watch Season 6 Episode one on the computer, when CBS.com said it couldn’t play the first six episodes. So I had to start on episode 7, which I wasn’t too happy about.

Who knows what I missed? The show also drives me nuts because – dammit – I need to know who the freaking mother is! It’s like a murder mystery drawn out six years.

So, thanks a lot Barney Stinson for messing up my sleep patterns.