Superhero steampunk short story is complete. I am exhausted. Got about 5 hours of sleep for the past two nights.
Here are the writing tips I have learned from this experience:
Starbucks Frappucinos that come in those jars don’t work. If you want to stay awake, avoid this beverage.
Editing on a soft plush couch when sleep deprived is not a good idea. Enough said.
Power naps work. But only when used sparingly. Two nights in a row = massive failure.
I cannot hit the right keys on my iPhone when sleep deprived. Typing this into my phone in my walk to work has been next to impossible.
If you want to stay awake, it’s all about coffee. I haven’t really found anything that works better.
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If I don’t get my act together with the urban fantasy pulp novella, I’m going to be going through this again in April. And that is a kick in the pants if I have ever seen one!
How do you stay awake when you absolutely have to?