I’m back in Tomales Bay for Writing by Writers Manuscript Boot Camp. The faculty readings with Pam Houston, Josh Weil, and Tom Barbash, are just about to start. Despite the fact that I arrived on the west coast yesterday, I’m struggling to stay awake. I’m not great with jumping time zones, not great when I’m tired, as I was reminded earlier in the week. When I hit tired, I have nothing to draw on, no reserves. I shut down. In fact, I just realized I was tensing my eyes; I didn’t even know that was possible. Now, relaxing them, I actually feel better. Ready to listen.