Jennifer talks about sleeping...
It is probably not a coincidence that my blog post is about sleeping on the day I got little, if any sleep. When I went to sleep last night, or attempted to, I had no idea what I was going to write for Z. And when I woke up at 2:30 this morning, I still didn’t know. But I went back to sleep and 6 and now, I’m inspired!
Inspiration. It happens to writers at all different times. Many times are inconvenient. But for me, the most frequent time it happens is right as I’m drifting off to sleep. I love my characters, and I’ll often think about them when I’m trying to empty my mind of the stresses of the day. Therefore, I often work out plot problems or motivation issues or any number of things right before I fall asleep.
I used to think I’d remember my solution in the morning. Hah! Fat chance. So now, I have a few things I use to help myself. One is paper and pen. The problem with that is I don’t want to wake up my husband, so what I scribble is often illegible. Another is my iPhone or iPad. I can jot a few notes down and then fill them in the next morning. And recently, one of my critique partners gave me this cool notebook with a light attached for this very problem. I can’t wait to use it!
When are you inspired?