Sunday, March 29, 2009


Have you ever stared at the ceiling even though you are exhausted?

Oh yes, that happens to me. I have too many things spinning around in my head. I think that's a standard issue insomnia for most folks, lol.

I've begun to get up and work during those sleepless hours. I've found I am extremely productive. Go figure. The least I can do is download my brain and the best thing that has ever happened is finishing a book.

Sometimes rest is getting up and giving yourself permission to finish what is on your mind. The next night comes and I'm zonked!

Does that work for you?

I posted on dealing with nightmares on my personal blog on March 27th. Come and visit. Please add your ideas too.

(Or you could just have a pillow fight like we did at the last ACFW conference!)


Eileen Astels Watson said...

Must be in the air. I just experienced a sleepless night two nights ago. By 3:30 am I gave up on getting back to sleep, and got up and wrote. Even created a poem for my blog about it and posted it that night.

You're so right, sometimes you just need to release your thoughts on paper, or keyboard to discover rest again.

Essay Writers said...

I guess, it's just normal for us writers to feel restless or have many sleepless nights. Even if I'm just writing short essays, I feel this. What I usually do is to take advantage of my awake "writer's mind" and true enough, I'm productive.

Angela Breidenbach said...

Well now, at least I am in good company:-)

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Here's that photo popping up again! That was fun!