First, I have to say, if you can meet up with CPs and writer friends, do it. I met up with Kelly and Kate (KM Walton) the other night and it was so much fun. It also was inspiring. Thanks Kate!
So with my new found inspiration, I was ready. I was ready to start tackling the next part of my WiP. The house was quiet, kids were in bed, my journal full of notes sat by my side, even my cats zipped up their little mouths. Yeah, perfect writing conditions. I opened the document, and read the chapter I wrote over the weekend. Something weird started to happen. Words started to look like this--drunwpk sheknt. I shook my head and rubbed my eyes.
Maybe if I start typing, things will start to flow, I thought.
After skimming my ideas, I let my fingers do the walking. Funny thing happened, because the sentence looked like this--His lips smeared up downnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
The problem: Writeriss Tiredness. Unfortunately, this can happen to all of us. It can strike at any time and completely ruin a manuscript.
Words blurring together and forming a new language. Although, you may want to take note of the new language. It could come in handy for a future manuscript about a distant planet where cats use humans as pets. (tired mind thinking).
Sentences that completely blow every grammar rule out of the water.
Swaying, waking up with your face on the keyboard. Never good. I don't think square imprints on the cheek is in style. Yet. ;)
Solution: Recognize when you're tired. It's really hard to tear ourselves away from the screen that helps us create, but no good can come of it when your sleepy.
A dose of caffeine could help, but for how long. You could wind up having 10 cups of coffee, which could lead to the dreaded-- hands shaking condition. Try typing with that going on.
Get into those PJs and hit the pillow hard. It killed me to do it, but I did. I gave in to sleep. It actually will help you be more productive the following day.
Hey, you never know what could come from sleep. Lots of ideas are always swirling around, maybe one will pop out in a dream.
So am I missing any symptoms?
Have a great day!