here’s something guaranteed to keep you up at night. send the first draft of your latest story to some friends and then have a few of them respond with wonderful feedback and constructive criticism– the kind of stuff that makes you giddy with the potential of your own little story.
then commence seeing if you can’t incorporate all that giddiness and suggestions and hooha into your little story.
trust me, there’s no way you could sleep with all that story potential just laying there untouched.
tonight, i had to write.
and tomorrow i will pay dearly for it and i don’t care. because right now i feel so, so, so accomplished.