Sleep? Not Me!

It’s happened again!

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I’ve  caught myself staring off into space, not really paying attention to what’s going on around me as I formed the thoughts of the next scene of my book. I’m oblivious to what people are saying and doing. I’m sure every author has gone through this: that constant state of thinking ahead of what you want to write. Sometimes the make-believe world gets in the way the real world.

Have your ever had one of those nights where you just keep thinking of something over and over and over until finally nothing is going to solve the sleeplessness but to get out of bed, sit in front of the computer and write down what’s going on in your mind? And isn’t it amazing how once you’ve written that last word and click enter, you’re ready to go back to sleep with no problems? Your mind has released what it needed for you to write and now you can relax. At least until the next compelling thought comes along!

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But writers aren’t the only ones to get caught in this maze of forgetfulness. I know many of my friends have admitted to getting in their car, driving to a destination and not remember doing the actual driving; their mind has been on something completely different. Sometimes it amazes me how we actually live and survive in this hectic world without having some kind of major accident happen to us. It’s as if our mind is able to compartmentalized itself. One part of your mind is going full throttle on working out your thoughts and ideas, while the other part of your mind is keeping you on the straight narrow and, hopefully, safe. The mind is truly a beautiful thing, isn’t it?

I’ve learned from experience not to judge somebody when I see a kind of dazed look on their face, or when they don’t answer my question right away. You never know where their mind has wandered off to; it might be a better conversation then they’re having with me, you never know.


So keep thoughts flowing keep, yourself safe and let your imagination roam. That’s what God gave it to us for, it’s what puts us on the elevation chart, higher than the animals.

And try to get a good night’s sleep!


Author interview: Victoria L. K. Williams

Thank you Judy! I enjoyed answering your questions-Victoria

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I’ve been going crazy with very little sleep this week, preparing for a vacation in Vegas. I leave tomorrow afternoon and I’ll be back on Thursday, but you won’t see any interviews next week. I’m giving myself a couple days to recover, lol.

So this interview actually should have gone up yesterday. Victoria L. K. Wiliams writes light-hearted mysteries. You can find out more about Victoria at the links below her responses.


So what made you want to write?

I love to read and more times than not, you will see me with a book in hand.  I was with a group of business associates and the question came up “What would you love to do if you could be doing the job you secretly desire” Before I even thought, I blurted out “write a book and see it read by others”.  Well that group of friends challenged me to…

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Your finger hovers over the button, you hesitate. Do you push it? Have you covered all the bases? Do you go for it, or do you go back and re-read one more time?

I honestly believe that every writer feels these emotions as I get ready to publish their e-book for all the world to see. Will the readers like it? Will they buy it? How they respond will they recommend it? Will they want more? These are all questions run through our mind as we hesitate. Are we really ready to publish?

Then you take a deep breath, close your eyes, and push the publish button. It’s done! Your book is now out there for all the world to see. Wait, now begins even more work; you’ve got to get that book out there for people to see. For some authors this is a far harder task than the actual writing of the book.

So here is my first stop. I’m posting on my blog information on how you can read and purchase my newest book in the Citrus Beach Mystery Series. I hope you’ll enjoy it, and please forgive me for doing a little self-promoting in this blog–I usually don’t. As always your comments are welcome, I would love to hear your feedback.

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Thank you!