My mind is racing with my current storyline and if I stop now, I may not catch this train of thought again. I get most of my greatest writing and storyline when it's late at night. My creative juices just seem to flow at that time of day and "normal" people look at me like I'm insane for staying up so late.
*You may want to brace yourself* In all honesty, staying up until four in the morning isn't that uncommon for me. *okay breathe now* I find that if my mind is still awake I need to ride my train of thought until it crashes or else I risk having no survivors. I know it sounds corny but it's the truth.
When you find that your characters are dragging you into a deep storyline that you know will keep you up late, go for it. Write! Follow them and take careful notes. You may not remember it the next time you sit down to write. It's hard to catch up with them after they've run on ahead of you. Sit down and write no matter how late.
The hardest part of writing like this is that *sometimes* you need to wake up in the morning. This is where coffee, Mountain Dew, and other such highly caffeinated beverages come to the rescue. If this is your usual writing preference or creative time then you need to keep a stock of caffeine and don't be afraid to drink it (especially Coffee). Coffee has become my best friend on days when I have to get up in the morning and function after a long night of writing.
This is contrary to the way some writers work. Said writers, jot down their next plot points and shut down the computer or set aside their notebooks for the night. If you are one such writer, I truly envy you. I, on the other hand, can't do that. I have tried a few dozen times, but it doesn't work for me. I have to follow my thoughts and characters until they are finished with me. I can't just write down major points and shut my brain down. I really wish I could, but that's not how this girl works.
Well, it's 1:25 a.m. and if I don't get back to my storyline, it will be lost forever. I hope you enjoyed this week's addition to the series. Feel free to share it with friends, family, or whomever you like. Thank you for reading. Now, go be awesome!