Okay, moms, let's talk sleep.
(Ummm, if you are a mommy with a newish child, as in under 3 years old, you might not want to continue reading...it's kind of depressing, but it does get better.)
Here's the deal:
If you are a mom you are going to suffer from sleep deprivation.
For 18 years*.
That's the bad news.
And you're going to have to make a decision somewhere down the line; either you will be a super early riser, or a total night owl. Because folks, you have to do the opposite of what ever your kids do. You have to be awake sometimes when they are asleep or you will never get any writing done. Never.
But there is a silver lining.
Being sleep deprived can lead to lots of creativity. I mean, the old internal editor doesn't even know what to do with stuff you write when you are tired. She just kind of shrugs, rolls here eyes and mutters, "You can't possibly be serious."
And, the ideas, THE IDEAS!!!
(My first two books deal with trying to get kids to GO TO SLEEP!)
Hellooooo. Good Knight.
So, remember, in order to write that book, you need some sleep.
Just not too much.