Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sleep

It is almost one in the morning, and I am still here, on my computer. *sigh*

I seriously wish I could work out a better time to write. But, with two kids, a "to do" list two pages long, and a husband who does still desire my companionship, I just don't know when that would be. I usually don't even get started writing until 10:00 p.m. I'll get in the zone, and when I look up at the clock next, it's after midnight.

When I first started seriously writing my novel, I decided that sleep would be one of those things that I would just write off. I don't want it to be the kids, or my husband, so sleep had to be the thing to suffer.

Oh well. I don't feel too bad, and time and time again I feel very strongly that it's worth it. I love writing so much. I can't imagine my life without it. And, if I have to feel a little sleepy, so be it.

5 comments:

Kiersten said...

Go Renee! Do you find that if you start writing late you have a hard time sleeping afterward because your mind is positively humming with all of your characters and plot threads and cray thoughts? That's my problem--it's one thing to stay up till eleven or twelve writing, but then to not be able to fall asleep for two hours after I stop...

Kiersten said...

And what, you may ask, is a "cray" thought? Well, I don't really know, as that is a typo, and I meant to say stray thoughts. Or maybe I meant to say crazy thoughts...clearly, my mind is going.

Natalie said...

Sleep? What's that again?

My little monkeys still nap, I write like a mad woman the second monkey #1 is in bed.

Funny enough, that doesn't stop me from staying up late...

Renee Collins said...

Ah sweet naps. How I miss that time. My oldest just stopped napping, and though my youngest still does, the three year old still needs attention.
I really think I need to work out a better system.

And Kiersten, I totally do that! In fact, sometimes I am so wound up that, even though it's 12:30, I'll read in bed for a while. It's so cray. :)

Renee Collins said...

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