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Caffeine addiction and schedule wobbliness

I was going to keep this to myself, but since it affects both comic production and my general online behaviour, I ought to give you all a heads-up. Don't worry, it's nothing bad.

I'm trying to kick my caffeine habit again. Unlike the last time, a few years ago, I'm not going cold turkey. But I am restricting my caffeine intake to the period before noon. So far, the effect on my mood and intellectual/creative performance hasn't been nearly as bad as it was the last time, but I did get a moderately nasty withdrawal headache yesterday, which the morning's coffee intake didn't manage to dispell, and I did spend the day being muddle-headed and in a foul mood. It also showed in the quality and timeliness of the work I did on today's Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan update and in the many mistakes I made posting text to the comic and blog sections yesterday.

On the plus side, I've had two great nights' sleep. Coffee had been fucking up my sleep rhythm so badly that for the past two decades I haven't had much of an idea what my real sleep rhythm actually was. And I'm a lot better today. Still not optimal, but almost as good as I've been with regular doses throughout the day (which admittedly wasn't very). In another week or so, I expect to be feeling great.

Nevertheless, I'm doing this at a time when I'm already having trouble keeping up the pace of the comic. There may or may not be an update tomorrow. There will be four regular comic updates this week; I just don't know what days they will appear on. After this week, unless people suddenly start donating money again, I'll be back to three comics a week, which will be a relief.

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