This year for the A-Z Challenge, I'm attempting to act like I know what I'm talking about and offering advice about writing. Let's see how I do!
Also, don't forget to stop by the Parallels blog to see more posts about the upcoming anthology, which will be available on May 3rd! I wrote today's post, and I hope it makes for a suitable wrap-up to such an amazing month!
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Your writing will be better if you’re well rested. Our brains get fuzzy if we don’t get enough sleep. I’m a complete hypocrite for saying that you should get enough sleep, since I rarely get enough myself. My issue is that I tend to get most of my story ideas at night, and once I get swept up in a story, it’s hard to put it down. And even when I go to bed, my busy mind can keep me awake for hours sometimes. Night owls with children are bound to struggle with these things, I guess.
Still, if I don’t get a bare minimum of sleep, the writing I might manage to produce suffers. So how do you find the proper balance that allows you to make the most of your creativity while getting enough rest?
Lately, I’ve tried to go to bed by a certain time, even if the ideas are abundant. This isn’t always easy. I find that if I take notes about the ideas I feel compelled to get down on paper, I’m able to calm my brain enough to fall asleep. Most of the time, anyway.