It is almost one in the morning, and I am still here, on my computer. *sigh*

I seriously wish I could work out a better time to write. But, with two kids, a “to do” list two pages long, and a husband who does still desire my companionship, I just don’t know when that would be. I usually don’t even get started writing until 10:00 p.m. I’ll get in the zone, and when I look up at the clock next, it’s after midnight.

When I first started seriously writing my novel, I decided that sleep would be one of those things that I would just write off. I don’t want it to be the kids, or my husband, so sleep had to be the thing to suffer.

Oh well. I don’t feel too bad, and time and time again I feel very strongly that it’s worth it. I love writing so much. I can’t imagine my life without it. And, if I have to feel a little sleepy, so be it.



  1. Kiersten on May 1, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Go Renee! Do you find that if you start writing late you have a hard time sleeping afterward because your mind is positively humming with all of your characters and plot threads and cray thoughts? That’s my problem–it’s one thing to stay up till eleven or twelve writing, but then to not be able to fall asleep for two hours after I stop…

  2. Kiersten on May 1, 2008 at 5:43 am

    And what, you may ask, is a “cray” thought? Well, I don’t really know, as that is a typo, and I meant to say stray thoughts. Or maybe I meant to say crazy thoughts…clearly, my mind is going.

  3. Natalie on May 1, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Sleep? What’s that again?

    My little monkeys still nap, I write like a mad woman the second monkey #1 is in bed.

    Funny enough, that doesn’t stop me from staying up late…

  4. Renee Collins on May 1, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Ah sweet naps. How I miss that time. My oldest just stopped napping, and though my youngest still does, the three year old still needs attention.
    I really think I need to work out a better system.

    And Kiersten, I totally do that! In fact, sometimes I am so wound up that, even though it’s 12:30, I’ll read in bed for a while. It’s so cray. 🙂

  5. Renee Collins on May 2, 2008 at 3:11 am

    testing something