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Oct 2, 2023Liked by Helen Pluckrose

Best ideas at night - work till morning - you are not alone.

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The muse keeps ridiculous hours. It cannot be helped. My advice is stay hydrated and don't be ashamed of daysleeping.

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Oct 3, 2023Liked by Helen Pluckrose

Hyperfocus* may be a symptom of ADHD ...

*perseveration - when your brain wants to keep going when you have more important things to do, such as sleep

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Oct 2, 2023Liked by Helen Pluckrose

I don't remember it happening when I was a writer (long time ago), but it's not that unusual now to lie there ruminating about a design idea & getting out of bed to make it.

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no better time than the present

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Oct 2, 2023Liked by Helen Pluckrose

I'm not a professional writer (at least not in the sense that you are), but I've had similar problems with ideas rattling around in my brain when trying to sleep.

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It must have to do when you relax before bed and the noise of the day (and the internet) falls away and you get more thoughtful and reflective. I've certainly had these moments. I say embrace them.

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My guess is that is an annoying, sometimes aggravating sign of a very creative mind.

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At 55, the only thing that gets me leaping out of bed at 1am is my bladder. However, I can untangle a lot of thoughts and string together what seems to be great passages of text in my head when I'm walking the dog. By the time we're home and she's had her breakfast, alas it's all gone.

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