A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

Insomnia for Authors

Written By: Ainy Rainwater - Sep• 12•14
Hotel Reverie (Seaport Chronicles #1) Cover art and design by Ainy Rainwater

Hotel Reverie
(Seaport Chronicles #1)
Cover art and design by Ainy Rainwater

  • Don’t think about the book you’re writing.
  • Don’t tell yourself that you’re just telling yourself a bedtime story.
  • Don’t imagine extraneous scenes for characters in your book, complete with dialogue.
  • Don’t delude yourself that you’re dreaming when your characters are doing all kinds of stupid things. You’re still writing in your head.
  • Don’t think about the mosquito bites.
  • Don’t scratch.
  • Don’t itch.
  • Don’t…
  • Don’t imagine elaborate brand new backstories for characters in your next book, with scenes, dialogue, exposition and...chapter breaks.
  • Don’t rewrite existing scenes in your head over and over. That’s not sleeping; it’s obsessing.
  • Don’t draft a blog post about insomnia.

In my memory this was longer and funnier. Or at least I thought it was. 😉

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