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Writer’s Insomnia…

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Good Monday morning. It’s definitely a 3 cup morning. I woke at 3:55 this morning and tossed and turned until after 5. When the alarm went off at 6 I groaned and slapped the clock groggy and grouchy. But if you know me well, you know the grouchy part left after a couple of sips of coffee, but the groggy stayed.

Writer’s Insomnia is real, that is if you’re a writer. Insomnia is bad enough, but writer’s insomnia makes you crazy. It causes you to sleep with a pad and pencil beside the bed. What’s even worse is you can write several chapters in your mind as you lay tossing and turning trying to get back to sleep, but the story keeps prodding your brain.

Most of the time you end up getting up and typing late into the night. Sometimes it’s the best time to write because it’s quiet, but deep down you know you need to get some sleep. As you type or write long hand the story that plagued you while you tried desperately to sleep, your brain tells you that you need to go back to bed. But unfortunately the story fills that sleep space.

Have you ever fought the bed while a story poked at you? What do you do to get past it? Does warm milk work or do you give in and get up to fill the need to write?

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…

 

Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Hurt lives in Georgia with her husband Tommy and their son Hunter, along with two dogs, Daisy and Jake. When Stephanie is not lost in one of the worlds that she creates, she's an accountant and children's minister. She has been writing the stories that fill her mind since she was a teenager. The moment a story comes into her mind, she's mesmerized and soon she's diving into the story with a cup of hot green tea and a notebook. Before long, the story has bones and is ready for the laptop. She happily types away in the early morning and at night. You can always find her with a notebook full of stories that have yet to come to life. Follow her journey in each of her over 40 published works! Stephanie Payne Hurt loves to hear from fans and hopes that she's helped them go to another world for at least a while! Connect with Author: Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephanieHurt4 Email: https://stephaniehurt4@gmail.com Website: www.stephaniehurtauthor.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephaniePayneHurt Sign up for my newsletter at www.stephaniehurtauthor.com to keep up with upcoming events and new releases.

7 thoughts on “Writer’s Insomnia…

  1. Hi Stephanie! I nominated you for The Writing Process Blog Hop. Here’s the link: http://sonyaloveday.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/the-writing-process-blog-hop/

    • Thanks for the nomination. I will keep the tour going with four more. Good luck with your new release. I have a new release coming out on the 31st also, so I know how exhausted you are. Have fun!

  2. I often find ideas or solutions come to me when I’m in that groggy phase of not completely awake, yet I’m alert enough to think – crud, I should be writing this down because I’ll never remember it after I wake. I do keep pen and paper by my bed so I can jot the ideas down before they leave me forever. I also have a little tape recorder by my bedside, I talk or mumble into usually when there’s just too much…
    AnnMarie

    • Yep, the life of a writer. I’ve come up with some of the greatest names for my books during the night and then by the time I woke up I couldn’t remember them. I would spend a couple of hours trying to remember them. Thanks for the reply. Have a great night.

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