There are fewer worse ideas in the writing world than to do it late at night. Your brain with little sleep is about as useful as a brain on alcohol or some other illicit drug. Even when you feel like you are having an epiphany the resulting text is usually just a smattering of low energy nonsense. That said, I didn’t finish my original goal for today which was to have my new front page finished. It’s looking like I might want to purchase the full version of Visual Composer as the one I’m using doesn’t appear to have height editing capabilities. This is crucial if I don’t want my posts to be 9 stories tall.
I’m looking forward to something fresh and new. Hopefully with previews for the latest YouTube video I’ve uploaded, and whatever else. It remains to be seen if it will be worth looking at. It’ll be an especially grand waste of time if I keep updating this darn webpage at 10-11 at night. My brain is just absolute mush. Today it got upwards of 110 degrees and it “felt” even hotter than that according to Google. Obscene heat that just has no place in the world. I realize it gets hotter in other places and I realize other weather phenomena at the moment are really destroying lives. But those facts don’t really pull from the fact that this heat absolutely ravaged me internally. My brain is foggy, my abdomen hurts, and though I’ve drank a lot of water (and a fair bit of tea) today, I still feel like I’m not quite hydrated.
There just isn’t much you can do when the sun decides it is time to die. Other than suck it up and hope you might beat the odds.
As part of my hope to have a much healthier 31 than 30, I’m going to see what I can do about not being “productive” so late at night. It might be difficult but I think I can work something out.
On a related note, I’m thinking I really want to build a “compendium” program. Basically an encyclopedia of all my ideas for the IOS Universe (and other stories). Maybe plop it up on Itch.io and update it over time as I have more to stuff in there. It would mostly be for me but anyone interested will be able to pick it up and give it a read.
I’ll leave with one more negative to writing late at night. Writing anything gets me excited, which means it’ll be even harder to get sleep. Something that I’m really not getting enough of lately.