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Does anyone else keep themselves up at night with article ideas?

  1. zionsphere profile image74
    zionsphereposted 5 years ago

    Does anyone else keep themselves up at night with article ideas?

    You would think that after writing all day, I would get tird of tossing ideas around in my head, but no... it keeps me up at night! Does anyone else do this too?

  2. articlesocean profile image60
    articlesoceanposted 5 years ago

    Yeah, I do.. I keep myself awake so that I can think of Ideas for more hubs. As I am a housewife I don't get much time to spend on Hubpages. Still working on an article since 2 days, Yet unable to complete it. Every night before I sleep i say to myself tomorrow i will complete it. I write on a notepad on my mobile, when a new topic comes in my head! Good question. I bet many hubbers must keep themselves awake.

    1. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have limited online where I am living, because it is a shared computer, so I know exactly what you mean. we are productive when we can be, and the middle of the night can be very tempting when you know there's an unoccupied computer nearby!

    2. BritInTexas profile image77
      BritInTexasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I should spend more time thinking about what to write - while I have so many 'vague' ideas floating around in my head and on paper, nothing seems to want to come together as one good article!

    3. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Usually if I can come up with a bulleted list about a topic, it can be a good article. That list becomes my subheadings.

  3. seajon profile image73
    seajonposted 5 years ago

    No, I just let ideas come to me. It is really hard to think of topics when you force them. I just enjoy myself because in that way ideas will flow easily and when it does, I then write about it.

    1. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh believe me..I don't have to try to get my thoughts racing at night. Great way to look at it though... Just taking it easy, and enjoying your work. Sounds lovely. smile

  4. junkseller profile image84
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    I try really hard not to think about articles or stories in bed. Not because I really mind, but because I hate writing something good in my head and knowing that I will never remember it in the morning. Getting up to write something down is a very common occurrence for me. I find it really difficult to go right from writing to bed. The wheels just don't shut down very quickly, so usually I will put on a movie before bed. That helps calm my mind.

    1. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've gotten up several times to work in the middle of the night. The problem with that is, when you have a late night idea, it sounds perfect at 3 am. In the morning it can sound a little ridiculous.I honestly do by best writing in the afternoon.

    2. junkseller profile image84
      junksellerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ya, that happens sometimes. Occasionally, though, I have some great ideas just before going to sleep or just after waking up. I suspect perhaps it is because I am partially tapped into the creativity engine our brain uses to generate dreams.

    3. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That could be! My dreams tend to be a little abstract, so that could be why my late night thoughts are a little off the wall.

  5. carol3san profile image60
    carol3sanposted 5 years ago

    no.  I usually look for different ideas during the day.  I get ideas from TV and radio, and many more from my old profession in health care.

    1. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The best ideas do come during the day, when we are fully awake don't they? Oh, the health care profession is a great place for inspiration.

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    oceansiderposted 5 years ago

    I have never done that, at least not yet!!

    1. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lucky you! Honestly I'm happy when my articles are the only thing that keep me up at night smile

  7. jprice90 profile image60
    jprice90posted 5 years ago

    lol do you hop on make the articles? or just wait? lol, if that was me, i would just hop on haha

    1. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes I do, but nowadays I like to TRY to maintain a day schedule. It doesn't always happen that way though. There have been nights when the temptatiion was just too great, and I ended up online at 2 am writing my heart out till around 6.

    2. jprice90 profile image60
      jprice90posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      oh wowww lol, once your schedule gets messed up like that, its hard to get back to the regular schedule, i used to work nights, it was hard

    3. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've had to switch from a day schedule to a graveyard shift several times. I don't think my body has caught up with me, and my desire to be a day person yet, because my body  seems to turn on around 10 pm! Ironically,my brain turn on at around 10 am.

  8. BritInTexas profile image77
    BritInTexasposted 5 years ago

    Ha!  I would say that 80% of my articles were all written between the hours of 1 am and 4 am!  I got to bed most nights (mornings!) seeing nothing but text, usually with a throbbing headache.  I don't tend to stay awake trying to think of ideas, however... I just keep a notepad for that, and write something down whenever it pops into my head.

    1. zionsphere profile image74
      zionsphereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea, but when I write stuff down, it's usually just so that it stops plaugeing my thoughts. Therefore it's almost better to not write it down, because then i will bug myself with it until it gets done!

 
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