Writing Can Be Murder

September 15, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:56 pm

My insomnia has kicked in ((sigh)). My diet is right. I’m curtailing my caffeine (no really, I am!) and I’m getting plenty of exercise. I know exactly what caused this current bout of sleeplessness.

My insomnia reared its ugly head the moment I started working on this manuscript again.

I’m obsessed with it — which is good, because I’ve got to believe that this intensity will result in a superior work, and it’s bad, because I need sleep. Desperately.

Last night I got out of bed (because that’s what they say you should do) and tried some meditation, but I couldn’t focus because my thoughts kept drifting (drifting is too gentle a word) my thoughts kept getting YANKED back to this story. It’s all I can think about. Aaaahhhh!



  1. Such a wonderfully exhilarating, yet ultimately exhausting phase for a writer! Whenever it happens to me,I just give up on trying to sleep and spend the time letting the story out, rather than tossing and turning.

    Comment by Robyn Russell — September 16, 2009 @ 1:02 am | Reply

  2. Might as well write while you’re up. Once you finish your first draft, you’ll sleep for a week.

    Comment by Jenifer Colgan — September 16, 2009 @ 4:01 am | Reply

  3. Robyn — You’re right, it is wonderfully exhilarating.

    Jennifer — Promise I can sleep for a week?

    Comment by love2wryte — September 16, 2009 @ 10:55 pm | Reply

  4. I promise. šŸ™‚

    Comment by Jenifer Colgan — September 17, 2009 @ 1:49 am | Reply

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