Is it old age, dry rot, or a need for sleep? by Sheila Deeth

I forgot, again. Is it old age, dry rot, or a need for sleep? I forgot to write a blogpost because the thirteenth was far away. Then the fourteenth came. But, truth be told, I’m still wondering how it got to be February when my brain’s still catching up from last December.

In my defense, while forgetting my Indigo Sea blog commitment, I cleaned the house, edited a book of short stories, almost edited my third novel, remembered to take cash to the supermarket because my credit card’s been hacked, and started preparing a talk for our local writing group. Ironically, I’m preparing a talk on…. blogging.

So I’ll finish this blogpost on the fourteenth, fudge the figures so it will pretend I released it on the thirteenth, and remind myself that thirteen was once my lucky number. Thirteen is also the number of the chapter I just edited. Thirteen out of fifteen, then Subtraction will be ready for beta-readers to tear it apart. Divide by Zero has just been rereleased by Indigo Sea, so I need to update all the links on my website (when I remember). And Infinite Sum will follow soon:

  • The neighborhood that forgot to care for its child
  • The woman who forgot to care for herself
  • The man who forgot

Three books, three needs for forgiveness, and three hopes, with more to follow. Meanwhile, I’d better finish preparing that talk, before old age, dry rot, and a need for sleep take over again.

Divide by Zero, the first of Sheila Deeth’s Mathemafiction novels from Indigo Sea Press, is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other great bookstores.


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3 responses to “Is it old age, dry rot, or a need for sleep? by Sheila Deeth

  1. Better late than never, Sheila.

    Aging is not for the faint of heart that’s for certain. Whoever coined the phrase “golden years” must’ve been a twenty-something wannabe poet who thought he or she was being erudite.

    Best wishes to you for all your literary endeavors!

  2. Sheila, I know the feeling! I’m still back in December, too. I’ve become suspicious that time is skipping a beat now and then. We’re busy trying our best. That’s just being human.
    Good luck with all your endeavors!

  3. I can so relate! Get some sleep, girl. 🙂

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