I have phases where I get ideas when I am trying to get to sleep. I call them “creative surges”. I try not to moan about them as I’m sure it would be much more distressing if I didn’t get any ideas.

When they happen I get out of bed, find a pen and paper and scribble them down. Sometimes I end up getting up several times. I then either put the ideas on my topic spreadsheet or I write them up over the next few days in my morning writing sessions.

Realistic advice on being creative alongside your busy life. www.gentlecreative.com. I write novels too. Need romantic escapism? Check out www.calibird.com

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