The reason for this ah-ha moment? I had been drowning in a word slump. Once I was deprived of my beloved sleep, the ideas came a-runnin’. I think that writers have such a difficult time just turning off their brains, that once we are tired, we are more able to focus. Gone is the need to Tweet and e-mail, because let’s face it, no one can multi-task well when tired.
Maybe this is why I am not a good day writer. Anytime I try to write on the weekend when the kids are outside playing, I keep thinking about everything to be done in the house. At 10 o’clock at night, when the kids are asleep, there is no way I can vacuum!
I love my sleep. Whenever I can get it, I take it. I also pray each and every night that my 8 year-old will not wake me up to tell me that she can’t sleep. I also know that I can’t write in the afternoon. Nighttime is best for me. It’s when I can truly focus.
What do you all think? Are you an insomniac? Are you best in the day or at night? Does lack of sleep really make you more creative?
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