I have to admit, I approached the prospect of writing today’s column with a bit of trepidation. It’s almost never a good idea to write sleepy.
I spent a lot of yesterday afternoon and evening prepping my first book for self publication – “The River City Chronicles” should come out in about a month or so, date to be announced soon.
Then I spent the rest of the night in bed obsessing over what I still had to do.
You see, I have this condition called writer’s’s brain.
In the clear morning light, it’s obvious that most of the stuff I obsessed about in bed wasn’t really that important, and some of it wasn’t real at all. For instance, I got it into my head that I had created the eBook files for the book and had somehow done something wrong and had included excerpts form Teen Cosmo in the book.
Totally not real.
But it kept me up nevertheless.
It’s a wonderful and special thing to be a writer, and it comes with a lot of perks – a vivid imagination, a penchant for telling wild stories, and friends who are always saying things like “it’s amazing how his brain works.”
But it comes with a few real downsides too, and middle-of-the-night-writing-worries is one of them.
So… what do you do to clear your writer brain when it won’t leave you alone at night?