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Weekly Quote #10

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” (Saul Bellow)

This week’s quote I found over on Goodreads (I can hear your sighs of relief that it’s not one from Writer’s Digest, you know!) and while I don’t agree 100% with it, I agree mostly. Say, around 87% maybe.

Some of the things I think of in the middle of the night are not worth being put to paper, but others are the very opposite. Several of my Monday 10-Minute shorts have started as dreams or as thoughts I had immediately after waking up, so I know my mind is doing something right when it’s relaxed!

When we sleep our minds reach places we can’t get to while we’re awake, so it’s always worth hanging on to ideas you get at three in the morning. It doesn’t matter that not all of them will be brilliant, because some of them will be.

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2 Comments

  1. I totally agree. If it is enough to physically tear you from your bed, then you know it must be good.

    • Agreed! Although I admit I’m usually too comfy at 3am to get up and take some notes. I do often have a notebook next to the bed though, so I can write it down in the morning.

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