Middle of the Night Stints – Capturing the Gems


Yes, I know, I’m late, I’m blogging outside my usual time slot and for the next couple of months that might become the way of things – As the manuscript for book 3 comes together, I’m seeing it much more clearly – As I’m seeing it more clearly, solutions and ideas for those gaps are coming with more precision, all of which often lands… yes, in the middle of the night.

If I’m awake and it’s working, I’m up taking advantage of it. There are too many natural blockages and delays out there to hamper the creative process, and a writer soon learns to grab those golden flashes of inspiration and every opportunity to capture the gems.

Lately I’ve been waking in the middle of the night or early in the morning. In this house, the day starts at 4:30. We get moving at that time because Greg has a long drive in to work (we live rural), so when I talk about an early start, I mean around 2:00 in the morning.

I love it. Middle of the night stints have an extra layer of loveliness to them because nothing else needs to be done. It’s pure writing time.

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