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.


Usually I just continue on with my day, but eventually lack of sleep catches up with me. This morning it hit at 6:30-ish in the morning. That offered plenty of time (I thought) for a little shut-eye and still post in my regular time-slot of 8:30.

Well, I slept on, so I guess I needed it. So I’m late. Again.

I will endeavor to stick within my usual timeframes, but for the next couple of months or until this book is finished, my blogging times may vary and I will be more likely to take weekends away from Blogsville.

I can tell you that I am pleased with the manuscript I have so far. And yes, the story and story quality comes before any schedule, but I suspect I won’t be as late with this project as I thought I might be. We will see.

Cheers all,



11 thoughts on “Middle of the Night Stints – Capturing the Gems

    1. A.D. Everard Post author

      Exactly! Relaxing into sleep seems to trigger it sometimes, the subconscious allowed to break loose with ideas. I can often hang on to ideas and solutions, but when it starts coming at me word perfect, I have to capture it then and there or it won’t be there in the morning. I love it when it happens. A flow is a flow. Cheers! 🙂

  1. Yuna

    Ah, i often woke up in the middle of night too, but i couldn’t take any advantage of it, i even got more disadvantage because it made me had a bad sleep quality. 😀

    Anyway, nice to greet you again in blogsville, Allyson. 😀

    Keep up the pleasing manuscript 😀

    Semangat \^o^/

      1. Yuna

        Hi Allyson,
        Yes, I’m sure someone in blogsville would be wondering when i wasn’t there. And i thank you for becoming one of them. 😀

        I had a great break, even though laid down on the beach wasn’t one of it, but i ensure I’ll have one at my next break (which in two weeks) because I’m going to Bali (again).

        I hope you have a great and enjoyable writing. 😀

        1. A.D. Everard Post author

          Thank you, Yuna. Yes, I’ve been busy. I’m glad that everything is good with you and it’s nice to see you back in Blogsville. 😀

  2. winterbayne

    Coming up for air and catching up on blogs 😉 Had to make this my first stop. Sounds like things are going as smooth as possible for your writing!

    1. A.D. Everard Post author

      A big thank you for that, Winterbayne. Yes, things are coming together. I trust all has been well with you? You’ve been pretty busy, as I recall. 🙂


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