Insomnia is something I’ve lived with for a long time; I have always been a night owl.
But recently my brain had decided the best hours to concentrate on anything is between 3am and 6am every morning, which to say the least is unsociable and inconvenient – had I lived in Alaska and working on the British time zone, it would be more bearable but I don’t.
My brain seems to think it lives somewhere in the West of Canada or America for some reason and has since I was a teenager!
I’ve never been there, so I don’t know why it’s clocked for it.
Anyway, last night was the worst because my brain kept me up until 8:45am – why? Because around 6am it decided now is the perfect time to a turn a poem I’ve been working on into a play and I wrote nearly six hundred words to it before I decided I was starting to hallucinate!
So, yet again, my brain has decided only to have let me sleep for ten hours in the past two days all told, five hours is all I am getting lately in a night on average.
I think I am surviving because as I daydream I zone out and sort of go into a meditative state of stasis throughout the day, if it hadn’t of been for that habit I think I would have cracked by now!
The play is a dark cabaret, mild horror in my opinion, poetic and I am not going to share the plot here – but there are only five characters in the whole thing. I know the beginning, middle and end and there are songs in my head I will eventually write for it and being as I know nothing about choreography I may have to collaborate with someone for that if anyone is interested in helping it go to stage someday?
It needs to be written first though.
But yes, this is not my first foray into writing a play, I’ve done it a lot in the past but most plays ended up being destroyed as I lost confidence with it. Though some others did survive but goodness knows where they are now, finding anything in this house is like a quest for The Holy Grail!
I didn’t plan for this to happen, my brain just did it.
I could have done without the extra work, but there you go.
I am going to write it as it calls me, like I do all my things and I am living in the hope that it will be complete within the month, but like always, I won’t hold my breath!
I wasn’t even supposed to be writing anything other than poetry for the blog this morning, so it was a total surprise for me.
Funny old brain of mine!
Thanks for reading!