Friday, January 27, 2006

Bursts of Inspiration

Last night I couldn't get to sleep. Even though I was really tired, my brain refused to shut off. I kept thinking about my novel and my big plot problem.

I ran scenarios through my mind, rejecting each one out of turn. I closed my eyes and just lay there. And then...BAM. There it was. The solution.

Part of me said, "Don't worry about writing it down. You'll remember it in the morning. How could you forget such a brilliant idea?"

Luckily, I didn't listen. Instead, I pulled out my journal and pen that I keep on my nightstand for such purposes and scribbled down my notes. Whether or not they are legible is another question altogether.

I didn't get any other writing done last night. The old stomach was acting up again and I didn't have the stamina to do anything other than lay down and groan. I'm hoping not to have a repeat tonight.

But it's Friday! And that is cause enough for rejoice!


  1. Can I get an "amen" on it being Friday? Anyone?

  2. I HATE insomnia. The bane of my life. At least you got something productive done, though. I've written scenes in the middle of the night - figure if I'm awake, I might as well get some work done.

    Happy Friday :-)

  3. I had a brilliant idea this morning and totally forgot about it by the time I'd waded through the craft cupboard with children requesting this and that!

    At least you're right--TGIF!!!

  4. VERY smart. I've so gotten so many great ideas at night, and I've forgotten them because I didnt immediately get up and jot them down. I've learned my lesson.

  5. Oooh, I never get up and write mine down, then I'm furious with myself in the morning.

    Good for you.

  6. This post was so much nicer to read than the post about the brilliant idea you DIDN'T write down. Cheers to you!

  7. What a smart little cookie you are. I almost never get insomnia. Sometimes I wish I could so I would have some writing time.

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