Monday, October 7
It's 2:26 - do you know where your mind is?
I don't, thank goodness, suffer insomnia often. Sometimes, however, I am worried. Or excited. Or went to bed too early--an autumn tendency, when nights are cool and darkness comes way too quickly. It's now 5:41 AM, not particularly early for me, but I've been awake since 2:26. Yowser.
Wait a minute. Did I really say 5:41 (now :42) and 2:26? I didn't say "on the looking toward side of six" and "nearly 2:30"? Well, no, obviously I didn't. But why not? And is this something I do when I write? Do I micromanage the movements of the protagonists and worry about how they got from Point A to Point B when it doesn't matter because, y'know, they're still in the same room and nothing has changed?
Why, yes, I think I do. While I admit to being unable to just write a straight-through draft without editing as I go, I've reached the point of overdoing it. I'm using time that could be productive to make sure I'm saying "2:26" instead of "Monday morning dark early." I'm not OCD, so I don't even have a reason for over-thinking things that neither need nor deserve it. How about you? Do you overwork yourself needlessly when it comes to writing?
It's 6:24, time to--no, wait...just...no. It's pretty near 6:30 and my cup is empty. Time to start my day. You have a good one!