Jennifer usually gets her best inspiration while falling asleep...
I’ve said this many times before, but some of my best ideas come to me right before I fall asleep. I used to be embarrassed by this. I mean, how can I claim an idea is good or a story idea is great if it puts me to sleep? But now I know better.
When I’m about to fall asleep, my brain relaxes enough to let my thoughts drift. And if it’s a really great idea, it lets me dream about it and in the process, fall asleep. So while I hope my books don’t put anyone else to sleep, I want my ideas to do that for me.
Lately, with all that’s going on in my life, I’ve had a hard time coming up with ideas, and falling asleep hasn’t come easy. Turning off my brain from everyday stresses so that I can brainstorm the next scene or chapter isn’t easy. Which means, it’s editing time!
Unless I get stuck and need to create a new scene, I don’t need to worry right now about coming up with ideas. I need to flesh and smooth out the ones I already have.
And hopefully, get some sleep!