"You don't have to stay up nights to succeed; you have to stay awake days."
Ok, it stung reading that little quote up there. Ouch. I'm the exact opposite. I go to bed around 2AM every night (eeek or shall I say morning) and get up five hours later. I wasn't always this way, but since I started writing I've become an extreme night owl, justifying it with the reason that it was all part of me pursuing my dream to become a published author. And most of the time it's all fine and good, but then I read something like that quote or have a week where I'm dog tired all day and still pushing myself to stay awake at night to get things done. Those moments make me wonder why I think getting less sleep will allow me more to be more productive and creative. Sounds like a little backwards, doesn't it?
This brings me to my little light bulb moment. More sleep=Feel better=Write better.
I make my child go to bed early so he can be all refreshed and ready to learn and be happy the next day yet I don't do it for myself. SO I think it's time I give it a whirl. I'm going to get my butt in bed earlier and see what happens. Who knows maybe I'll end up writing a novel in one sitting.
Or not. I'll settle for a few chapters.