Okay, if I’m being honest I CAN blog in bed (and I’m pretty sure I even have). I mean, right now I’m sitting on the couch with my laptop on my lap – sitting on the bed isn’t much different. But that’s actually not what I meant when I came up with the idea (and title) for this post. What I mean is that I wish I could transfer all of those thoughts that go through my head at bedtime onto the page.
Let me explain. I’m often quite the insomniac. I almost never fall asleep in less than a half hour, and I often lay there for an hour or more. And it seems that it’s during this time that I come up with some of my best ideas. I’m laying there, trying to fall asleep, trying to clear my mind so that I can fall asleep, but I invariably fail. Instead I find myself writing blog posts in my head. The words for reviews flow effortlessly through my mind while I’m lying there in that twilight between waking and sleeping. I come up with endless ideas for discussion posts (this one included!). My brain seems to want to work overtime at exactly the time that it should be shutting down. Oh, how I wish someone would invent a mind-reading device so that I could effortlessly transfer it all to paper! (But, alas, if science fiction has taught me anything it’s that such a device would be put to shameful use.)
Now, I have on occasion gotten up to try to write down my rambling nighttime thoughts, but I’ve found two things – first, while I’m awake enough to compose in my head, I’m sometimes too tired to actually coherently put it on paper (or, um, on computer). And second, if I get out of bed and go downstairs (since I can’t actually blog in bed in the middle of the night – my husband would NOT appreciate it!), then I’m sure to add at least another sleepless hour to my night. It’s usually not worth it. Because I really want to sleep!!
So, I guess I need someone out there to invent a mind-reading device for me – I promise not to let it fall into the wrong hands.
How about you? Do you lay in bed and compose blog posts like I do or are you one of those lucky people who falls asleep within minutes of lying down? Or is there some other time that you’re teeming with ideas, but you can’t get them written down? I want to know!