Find His Way Home, Nell's WIP, Writing Update

When the brain refuses to sleep

As you probably know by now, if you’re a regular here at my blog, I’m a night owl and am most creative late evenings and nights. I was up writing until 2AM last night and could have continued for a couple more hours, but my cleaning lady comes on Tuesdays, and I had to go to bed so I’d be awake when she got here.

The problem is my brain. It was still in writing mode, and while I was tossing and turning in bed, squeezing my eyes shut, thinking You have to sleep now, Nell, or you’ll be a zombie tomorrow, it kept working.

But I’ve learned to listen, and if I come up with an idea I like, I…ehum…text myself the idea so I won’t forget it. (I would use paper and pen, but it’s dark!) 😁

Like this: (And what I’m about to write next in my story is Elliot and Mick having a phone conversation, where Elliot jokingly accuses Mick of not being romantic. And how Mick defends himself, saying he is.) (Oh, and also for backstory: Elliot loves Shakespeare)


This is going to be some kind of dialogue, I’ll write it today and try to make it work. Wish me luck.

And see the time stamps on those messages? How many of you think I was a zombie this morning? 🙂

What do you do when you get and idea you don’t want to forget? 🙂

About Nell, Writing Challenge

Day 22 #30DayWritingChallenge

Put your music on shuffle and post the first ten songs

Put my music on shuffle? What do you mean, writer of this challenge, put my music on shuffle? Do you know how many playlists I have in Spotify? Hundreds! I take music very seriously and I have daily lists, themed lists, lists by artist, lists by…yeah, you get it, I’m sure.

So which one do I put on shuffle?

This daily post is clearly impossible, so I’m rebelling and doing it my own way. These are the first ten on the list of songs that I—according to Spotify—played the most in 2016. It was a list of 100 songs, so I don’t know if these are the ones I actually listened to the most or if’s a random order, but this way I kind of fulfill the challenge for today. Right?

Dance me to the end of love by  Madeleine Peyroux
All of me by John Legend
Lazarus by David Bowie
Look Away by Eli Lieb and Steve Grand
Life is a pigsty by Morrissey
We are the champions by Queen
Scrawled in sap by 16 Horsepower
The Mercy Seat by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Tower of song (live in London) by Leonard Cohen
Praying for time by George Michael