The middle of the night

Lately, I’ve been getting up in the middle of the night to write. I don’t mean that I’ve been setting an alarm or anything like that. I just wake up. For a few nights, I forced myself to stay in bed with my eyes closed, hoping that sleep would come.

It didn’t.

Instead of sleep, all I could think about was this new idea I’ve been working on (something different than The Soul’s Mark). So finally, I decided to get up. I just had to get the ideas out of my head.

See, the thing is, for the last few years I’ve been a day person. I like having a schedule: get up, go out, work, write, read, sleep … I like organization and plans. That’s why I create 20 + outlines for each book I write. For me, organization is the key.

But … I love what I’ve come up with in the wee hours of the morning, and I’m starting to think that there just might be something to this staying up all night thing.

What about you, guys … do you have a favorite time to read/write? Have you woken up in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep until you did whatever it was that woke you up? Let me know. 🙂