Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sleepless in Rochester (or You Were a Vampire and Baby I'm the Walking Dead*)

*With apologies to Concrete Blonde

Tip of the Day: When you're about to face plant your keyboard in exhaustion, pump up some music with a strong beat to get you going again.

I listened to the EW interview with Stephenie Meyer a while back (Tina linked to it in this post) and loved when she was asked if she wanted to be a vampire. SM said the only thing about that life she'd want was the ability to function without ever having to sleep.

Here here!

Why is it that when I really get cranking on my writing, I realize it's 11 PM and I need to go to bed? Or when I SHOULD be writing earlier in the day, I stare at the laptop screen and my eyes start to close? Not bc I'm bored or my eyes are tired, but bc I haven't had enough sleep most likely due to going to bed too late the night before?

This is why I should buy stock in coffee.
Or at least start to drink it. It would probably double my productivity, right? Or would I just be jittery and unable to sleep when I needed to? How much more productive would I be if I never needed to sleep? The idea is pretty enticing. Maybe my dishes would always be done AND my novels would be written!

So yeah, if I actually could stay awake for 24 hours a day, with the extra time I'd:

1. read more

2. write more

3. cook more and therefore

4. eat more and then hopefully

5. work out more and

6. clean more

Does anyone else have the problem where you get into your writing right before bed and then can't turn off your brain when you DO want to sleep so your whole sleep schedule is thrown off? Do your best writing ideas/times come right before you SHOULD be going to bed?

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing


Kate Fall said...

It's been my lifelong dream to not need sleep. I used to do my best writing at night but now I'm so knocked out tired. Maybe when school ends I can sleep a little later!

Emily Marshall said...

I'm a huge right before bed writer. It seems to be the only time inspiration comes. So annoying.

Christina Farley said...

This is sooooo me! I love it! As much as I love to cuddle up in my bed, there is so much living to do. And if I didn't have to sleep, I might get my revisions done on my WIP and those of my historical finished too!!!!!