Sleep The Great Restricter….
Here’s what I dislike about being a writer… because I have to sleep, I have to stop writing.
First of all, I find it very hard to write during the day here in California, and during the summer at that. There’s too much light, too much heat and I don’t know–even if I close all the blinds and cut the air conditioner on, then I feel like I’m locked up in an a cold cell.
So, I write better in two conditions–on a rainy day and the stormier the better, and at night–when it’s dark and quiet outside. And oh my gosh, I can do serious damage on a rainy, stormy, night.
Of course, I’m writing right now. I started my new story yesterday and I’m on page 20 already. I was going to make it a novella but I gotta say, I love Zillael, the seventh sister. She’s fearless and hardly gives a care about the negative things people think about her. But at the same time she posses the innate qualities all the seven sisters have, which I’m finding is making her quite unique indeed. And the guy she’s falling for is non vampire. I’m making him a Wek. Those who read book one sort of know what a Wek is. Anyway, I digress.
My eyes are getting heavy. I worked out on my treadmill about three hours ago. I need to clean my shower before I can take a shower (I know, I used to say it’s because I’m a Virgo–maybe, maybe it’s just because I’m me.). Oh, and since I’m cleaning the shower, I’ll clean the toilet too–which of course is pretty spotless now. It’s 1:01 AM at this very second.
But I don’t want to do any of that I just listed. I don’t want to go to bed, don’t want to take a shower, don’t want clean it. I just want to write!
Wouldn’t that be something??? No food. No drink. No sleep…no need for any of it… to only write out the fictional worlds that are happening in my head…
So now it’s 1:03AM. I’ll write a little more before, starting the list. I guess I’ll be in bed by 2:30Am.