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Preparing to go to prison…

Dear Diary,

I’ve been a completely irresponsible author as of late: going to clubs, crashing at various friends’ houses, letting exes (OK, ex – Rebecca) into my bed again, partying like I did when I was half my age, getting 40-slapped by Anne (😳), and drinking far more than I should be. And that was only Saturday. 😅

So many memories.

Of course, there is a reason I did all this: because I know that when I finally sit down and start the next book in my Nephilim series, my social life is going to evaporate. I’m going to be locked in my room, hunkered down at the computer, and killing anyone who dares to invade my sanctum. I do this with all my serious works (Amore: A Love Story, Girl Fight, Interview With A Werewolf, etc.), and before I did it with this one, I wanted to get all the partying and irresponsibility out of my system.

And I did.

For the most part.

This came at a price, however: my sleep schedule is completely screwed up, and it’s going to take days to recalibrate it.

So worth it though. ✊

Anne and I even celebrated by going to one last place and just hanging out before my creative prison sentence begins: the library. It was nice, and definitely a switch of pace. I haven’t been in forever, and the feeling of being surrounded by actual books was nostalgic and reenergizing. I even held a few. 😳

Thank you so much for peeking into my world; the next entry you read will be from the solitude of my writing cave as I feverishly bleed out my latest Nephilim book.

I can’t wait…

#Alexa

 

“Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it.”

– W. C. Fields

8 Comments

  1. Lamar on 7th August 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Well, it was worth it, I guess! 😂😂😂

    Plus, you’re finally getting ready to write the Nephilim story! Go Alexa Go! 😍😍

  2. Richie on 8th August 2018 at 10:22 am

    Hi Alexa, You’re not going to be in Writing Prison when your birthday comes up later this month, are you? lol. By the way, how is Rebecca doing?

    • Alexa Nichols on 11th August 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Oh hell no! 😅 When my birthday comes up (August 23, motherfuckers!) I’m slinging the gates open and going crazy. And Rebecca is good. She’s been hanging out a bit more lately…

  3. John on 21st September 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Alexa,

    Spent part of the morning exploring your website and blog, and can’t resist commenting on this post because it is so delightfully emblematic of you.

    Key elements:
    – Dedication to writing
    – High cute-factor illustration of Raven (where do you find all of your fun graphics!)
    – Juxtaposed with quotation from W.C. Fields

    I’m old enough to well remember Mr. Fields. As I read your diary entry, I find myself mouthing his quote in my best impression of W.C. Fields-voice, and then pause to look at erotic-Raven. The impression I gleaned from that small slice of your worldview caused me to smile hugely.

    • Alexa Nichols on 26th September 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Hi! And welcome! I’m glad you started reading my Diary/perusing my website, and I’m especially happy you decided to comment. 😊 Unfortunately, I’ve been writing so much as of late that I haven’t been doing many entries. Between slapping out 5,000+ word days and the behind-the-scenes non-writing elements of authoring, I have very little mental energy to write an entry. Even if I did, it would be ridiculously boring, as all I’ve been doing is writing non-stop.
      That being written, I plan on taking a break very soon and living a little… my creative batteries need a little charging! 🤘

  4. John Nelson on 26th September 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Geez, I didn’t expect a response so fracking prompt. Thank you.

    Seriously, you sound like one mean typing/ composing machine. Please remember to pause and smell the roses, and to shower some of your energy on those near and dear to you. Won’t go into the bright-flame burning quickly schtick. Everyone knows it. It’s just important to not lose yourself too much in your art (though from a purely selfish point of view I very much enjoy what that nogg’in of yours creates). Now, be gone, and vex thy brother or GF with spider-monkey antics. 🙂

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