I'm half delirious with exhaustion pretty much 70% of the time nowadays.
Probably due to how many things I'm writing all at the same time.
Combining a lack of sleep with straining my brain on around 15 fictions is a double whammy.
But if it helps you sleep, go for it.
It's seriously not a good idea to stay up most of the time.
Sleep deprivation sucks.
I can feel my sanity draining.
Especially with all these weird hallucinations.
Sleep deprivation is the worst drug of all.
If you can kick it by writing a story, go for it.
I've had life long sleep issues (currently 03:32 in the UK) and my writing has not helped, I've lost count of how many times I gone to bed, only to figure out the next sentence/paragraph, got up to write it and wrote for hours, which is actually a marked improvement over constantly working out how many hours I had before getting up. Admittedly lockdown has not helped either
The real kicker for me is that both a symptom of my mental health issues, and a side effect of my medication are incredibly vivid, extremely stressful dreams/nightmares, and after spending all day writing I'd have dreams about my characters/scenes, and not the fun gutting drunk scenes, the hordes of undead/cannibal mutant scenes.
On the whole though, I'm so glad I started writing, I don't think I would be coping anywhere near as well without being able to transfer a little of my stress, isolation and anger to my characters (of course they're in a nuclear apocalypse and I'm in a flat with netflix!)
Just as a little side note that amuses me every time write it, my story is set in the fallout game universe, a key mechanic of the games is the ability to sleep almost anywhere, instantly for any amount of time, when my lead does this it profoundly annoys his insomniac commander!
Lime_Lover Wrote: Sleep deprivation sucks.
There's a reason they use it as torture
sunandshadow Wrote: If anyone hasn't tried one yet, those weighted blankets are great for people who have anxiety or depression related sleep issues.
I have a 16lb weighted blanket and even if I want like 25lbs i LOVE it it's so nice.
i definitely have to NOT think about my stories while I'm falling asleep or else I'll end up getting up to write lmao
Of course, the price paid is that sometimes I have to get up to write another chapter at 3am because my brain demands it.
No -> if I'm working on my main fic and Grint (MC) keeps on pestering me with questions