TheNewIAP, The Grandmaster of the Written Word
Winner of the 2018 EPIC Contest!
Thanks to everyone for pushing me throughout the contest so I could actually finish something for a change—especially the other contestants who were both helpful and competitive. And thanks to BradinDvorak for help with CSS.
Recent Posts5 Years on 11/5/2019 1:07:47 PM
You're still here? Anyway, I've only been a member for roughly half a year longer than you so I probably need my head examined, as well.
Anyway, congrats! I can hardly wait to read your future stories.
Insomnia on 11/4/2019 7:19:24 PM
Sorry. I just now noticed this thread.
I've been an insomniac for a couple decades now. Both sleeping and pain pills don't agree with me and I end up seriously considering ways of opting out. That's not who I am, though, so I steer completely away from them nowadays. I have taken an aspirin shortly before going to bed after it was recommended to me, but I couldn't tell if it had any effect.
I don't know if anyone else has mention this, but I find that just dragging myself out of bed and doing some sort of heavy labor seems to help with the following night. Maybe taking a brisk walk a few hours before bed might help? Or just rearranging a few heavy pieces of furniture might work, too.
I also have less trouble in the Spring after doing some heavy gardening prep. I don't know if that's an option for you, but there may be something similar you could try.
Anyway, I hope it gets better or, at least, not any worse.
100 Words or Less on 10/31/2019 4:57:35 PM
100 Words or Less on 10/28/2019 2:30:03 PM
Taking the time to be alone with my thoughts was the only thing that kept me sane. Now, that is all there is. Just me alone with my thoughts. There is no one left to bounce ideas off of. No new ideas to break up the boredom. I had always heard that everyone creates their own private Hell in life. I didn't take it seriously. The phrase meant something completely different to me, then. Now, I know what it truly means to be alone. If only someone would stop by. My plot is in dire need of tending.
Life as it is on 10/28/2019 2:28:17 PM
Sorry. I can't spare the time.
Life as it is on 10/27/2019 8:26:21 PM
I've been juggling work, family, and adult responsibilities since I was about fifteen (more than thirty years for anyone who's counting) so I haven't a clue what you're going through. And back then I juggled sometimes as many as three girlfriends at once, so you should count yourself lucky that you only have the one to worry about.
Right now, I'm still working nearly every day from sunup to sundown/seven days per week to keep customers happy, having to keep everything sorted out for my dad (medical and financial) long distance since his stroke back in March, do all the things that need doing around my place so it doesn't end up falling in or looking like a salvage yard, plus the hundreds of things that adults have to do just to keep on keepin' on. On top of that, I'm remodeling my house in my spare minutes so I have somewhere to live in my old age or else sell to buy something better.
One of these days, I hope to find time to write again, but staring at a blank screen or else getting caught up in Discord seems to be the only way I get to rest my weary bones. It's okay, though, when I'm shuffled off to the nuthouse or nursing home, I'll probably have more than enough free time to do enjoyable things.
Black, Female or Gay? on 9/29/2019 2:46:47 PM
I guess I'd change white to black so I'd have an even better shot with white chicks so...
Straight White Male - Straight Black Male
I need 2,000 word stories ... on 9/28/2019 10:20:35 AM
If I did the math right, my storygame has netted me 410 points overall. It's all in the presentation and timing is everything.
MeltdownPro on 9/25/2019 10:27:44 AM
v20190007 Update on 9/20/2019 12:03:37 PM