So I've been sick for the past week. It's not bad enough to visit the doctor, but bad enough that I've had sleep deprivation and breathing issues. My sleep was so bad this past week, when I did sleep, I dreamt about sleeping. That's nuts. To me anyway.
Have any of you written while sick and sleep deprived? I'm in the midst of some serious rewrites and I'm questioning whether what I'm doing is any good. I mean, I've never been so sleep deprived that I hallucinated before, but I suppose 2018 is about new experiences. I've always thought I wrote best late at night, when I was just a little tired, and then I could just edit in the day when I had my brain working. I'm not sure how that plan works if the latter never occurs.
So... progress has been slow this week, to say the least. I'm pushing forward, but man, I've never been more exhausted in my life. I want to get up and get things done, writing especially, but when I do finally pass out for a few hours, I wake up at noon or sometimes later. I feel this need to be productive, but I know I'm useless on so little sleep. I sit to write and things just kinda... drift. It's frustrating.
I'm feeling better today, which is why I'm bothering to mention it at all, but man this week has been rough for progress. Being unable to breathe and sleep. Who'd've thought it'd be so detrimental to my motivation?
Don't Forget to Get Some Decent Sleep
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.