I lay awake last night thinking, thinking, thinking. No matter how hard I tried to shut my brain off, it wouldn’t quit. I’ve pinned down the next two scenes in my WIP and the opener to a sequel for Saw It Coming.
I’d love to cheer for myself, but it would only come out a pitiful squeak. Laryngitis attacked me during the night. So instead of writing the things I’ve dreamed up, I’m going back to bed to rest…hopefully without plot lines and dialogue swirling around in my brain.
Plenty of you folk have blogged about lacking sleep. Do you write better tired or fully rested?
Tomorrow: Writing a 3-5 page synopsis. I guess I better figure it out, since it seems I have to do it. Yay me.
(Susanna, thanks for the award. I’ll post it as soon as I’m functional!)
I don’t write better tired, but sometimes writing late is my only option. I do find that if I’m stuck a good dream does just the trick.
@Diana: Oh yeah! Dreams have solved many a plot problem for me!
I do not do well without sleep. My brain feels like its slogging through mud.
I definitely write better fully awake. That’s why I’ll never be a morning writer.
Good luck with the synopsis. Those are so scary to me!
Sarah Ketley (constance)
I vary, it depends on my mood and what are my priorities for the day. sometimes i write better in the morning, but often i am itching to clean the dishes or make the beds or something. House mates are dirty little buggers. i can’t work/write in a mess.
in that way sometimes i write best when it is really late and quiet and i have to concentrate hard on the screen. i don’t care at that point what i write so it all comes babbling out. I find it easy to edit this mess the following day that to not have written it at all.
MY nearly subconscious brain comes up with a lot when i am tired.
I write better rested.