Write at night!

How many of you keep a notepad and pen beside your bed?

We often wake up in the middle of the night, with thoughts and ideas, things that maybe we’d forgotten about in the day before or tasks to do on the day ahead. Writers are not immune to this fallibility.

Often, in my night slumber, I have neglected to write down that great idea, that killer paragraph or that unique thought, thinking that I will remember it in the morning, only for it to disappear from memory – forever.

I’m sure that we’ve all been there.

So tonight when you go to sleep, make sure you have that notepad and pen beside your bed. And having done that, use it, when prompted, even if you are feeling sleepy.

You know it makes sense, and who knows, you may well have that next feature on the move, even at 3.30am!