Young Adult Dark Urban Fantasy Author ~

I need some sleep!

Why is it that ideas flood my brain in that tiny window just before falling asleep at night? I have all day for inspiration to strike. ALL DAY. Yet, when I am trying to sleep, trying to relax my overloaded writing brain, the puzzle pieces mysteriously fit together. You know the pieces.

Then the pull happens. Do I get up and write these things down–completely disrupting my almost tranquil slumber–or do I allow sleep to overtake me and hope I remember all of these brainstorms when I wake up? There’s the dilemma.

Here’s me during the day if I get up:

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Now I hear there is a special ‘light pen’ you can buy for just this compulsive purpose. Can’t see? Don’t worry–the light pen can help! No lights? No problem–the light pen shines directly on your paper in the dead of night so you can write until your heart’s content. Or…until you pass out from exhaustion.

Thanks light pen but I don’t need more incentive to get up–I need less.

I used to keep a notebook on the night stand. You know, the cardinal writing rule. A notebook by your bed, in your car, in the bathroom, whiteboard in the shower….

The problem with the night stand notebook? I don’t want to be awake at 3 AM. I want to be sleeping! 

So, did I get up and write frantically? Of course I did. The puzzle pieces fit! The pieces!

Maybe I need to invest in the pen…


4 responses

  1. If i were to suggest going to sleep a tad bit more at home, i am guessing it will probably be the wrong thing to say wouldn’t it? lol 😉 i should get that pen too! middle of the night is when i always have thoughts i want to put on paper.

    August 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm

  2. Probably. The pen is pretty popular I hear–not sure if I want to give myself the incentive though;)

    August 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm

  3. I just saw this title and it made me smile so I thought I would say hello. Needing sleep s very much what I need right now, and that’s what I’m going to do? Hope your well!

    September 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    • So nice to get a comment email with your name on it! ;)) Go take a nap.

      September 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm


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