I recently went for well over two weeks without making any progress in my next book. There are a variety of reasons for that, but the core reason behind it all is the one I’ve already stated in a previous post. I suffer from primary, acute insomnia. Normally it’s tolerable, but the last two months it’s been absolutely destroying me. I have a few functional hours a day, and the rest of the day I’m either an unfocused mess or I’m sleeping. Unfortunately, this lack of focus and general heaviness I’m feeling in my head most of the time killed my creativity. I couldn’t get together the wherewithal to actually sit down and write, and even when I did have enough focus to write, I didn’t know where I wanted to go next with the story because you just can’t think clearly when you’re going through something like this.
That said, I did just recently finish chapter 11, and today I actually did come up with a really cool idea for what to do next, so as soon as I start writing again, at least I’ve got some direction.
My insomnia has never been as bad as it’s been the last couple of months. I actually had a pretty good day today and got a fair amount of sleep, so I’m hoping it’s a sign that it’s starting to get better. One can only hope.