Sleep: The unspoken component of writing.
Rest is vital to brain function. But the amount of sleep a writer needs is often overlooked, unspoken of. I’m here to break the silence: The better rested I am, the more creative I become.
I objectively notice sleep deprivation hinders my work progress. When I experience Writer’s Block, lack of sleep is almost always involved. It lurks in the background, well camouflaged, blended in, I can’t distinguish. “I’m waiting for inspiration,” I would tell myself; read and read, to no avail. Only once I sleep a full 8 hours over several nights do the writing circuits in my brain spark, come alive.
Have you ever experienced Writer’s Block? If so, could sleep deprivation been the cause? I’m genuinely curious whether other writers can trace their source of Writer’s Block to sleeplessness.
Thanks for reading, 🙂
-Thomas J Benedict