I didn’t say a good nights sleep, just sleep.
12:29 and I had just finished lunch. Sitting at the restaurant table with a friend and my cell phone goes off. The call, a family member has been rushed to hospital again and is in emergency room. The long drive down the freeway to the hospital at a reasonable speed. Ending up with me in the hospital is not going to help anything.
Hours of tests. Days of waiting. Time dragging by waiting for more tests.
The first day I don’t get out of the hospital until 1:00 a.m. the next day. Waiting for tests to be run and when my family member sleeps I try to write. It’s hard, no one knows what’s going on. Tests are coming back that everything is OK. Using pen and paper or computer the words won’t come, the plot has stopped. With the family member sound asleep I head home late that night. Sleep in a little.
The next day is better. Tests still coming in with good results but they still don’t know what’s wrong. The words are coming the plot is moving, but it is still unreasonably cold outside. Well we can’t have everything.
So if you have writer’s block stop drinking coffee and soda and get some sleep. It doesn’t have to be a good sleep or extra sleep just get some sleep.
Side note, you know you have been spending to many days in a hospital with someone when the nurse brings you a tray of food that they serve the patients and the food taste good.
Write on, draw on. Professor Voltage