You Can’t Force Inspiration

Progress on Siobhan Dunmoore 3 has been slow of late, but I’ve felt quite heavily inspired to work on Decker’s War Book 3 to the point where I’m almost 20% into the first draft in the space of a week, and I’ve found myself getting the ideas to move the story along at all hours of the day and night.  After losing an idea or two to sleep in recent weeks, I’ve been jumping out of bed to quickly record plot twist inspirations or even write out however many paragraphs that happened to have formed in my head at midnight.  Needless to say, it doesn’t do my sleep patterns much good, but I suppose it’s better than losing a good idea.  Since I’ll be writing full time come April, I expect that my waking/sleeping/working hours will shift quite a bit from the eight-to-four of the demented bureaucracy, so I can put up with a bit less sleep for now in the interests of not losing good prose or plans.  One of the funny side effects of having ideas or forming full scenes so late in the evening is that I’m having a hard time getting through even the simple adventure novels I’m reading before bed uninterrupted.  It’s not like I can control inspiration any more than I can force it.  At least the Netflix shows I’ve been watching for the last week or so are of the Danish/Swedish kind with English subtitles, which means I need to pay attention and not let my mind wander to whatever Zack Decker and Siobhan Dunmoore might be up to.

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