Wednesday, 13 May 2009


Well it's a little after 5am, and I'm partially awake and typing.
I hate not being able to sleep. I have this weird kind of insomnia some days whereby I find it really easy to get to sleep at night, I just wake up ridiculously early and can't go back to sleep (about 4am today).


Personally, I blame work. Having a shitter of a week/month/year.
To make my boring job worse, our overlords have told us that we won't be getting a pay rise this year. Pay freezes for everyone. They've also said that no one can get promoted, as that would mean they'd have to give them a pay rise, and they're not going to do that. Which is particularly bad if you got told you were getting a promotion at this years annual review - one of only 2 times in the year that anyone is allowed to be promoted, and now you're told you'll have to wait.
It's not like I work for a bank or anything, so I'm pretty sure this is just to piss us off and increase profit margins.

On a cheerier note, I've just discovered Don DeLillo - friend of mine bought me a couple of his books. Reading White Noise at the mo, not got very far yet, but it's pretty good so far.
His writing style is a little like mine, or more accurately, my writing style is a little like his, only he's much better at it than me - with clipped sentences and the like. Not that I write that much like that here, this is just me madly ranting my inane tirade into the void, but I guess everyone needs a hobby.

4 comments:

Margaret said...

What a great site you have.
A unique approach to writing and keeping other writers informed.

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I like the coffee bit at the top. Do stupid things faster with more energy. hee hee

Lou said...

I feel your pain Mr Block. I suffer with insomnia (have done for oh, i don't know, 7 years now!) and i find myself writing at 5am all the time. It's eerie. Spooky and, oddly, the best time of day to write!

PS: White Noise is a wicked book! Good choice :)

Irish said...

White noise is one of the best books I've ever read. Good site bro.