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    I don't sleep anymore!

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Nikita88, Feb 12, 2009.

    Hey all, I'm now a little over a full month into classes in my third year of college. I remembered loving the few English classes that I took my first two years, but had none this semester. I decided, why not just start writing on my own... Well, as much fun as I'm having, it's kind of wreaking havoc on my life

    Anyone else experience this? I start writing around 9 or 10, then I just can't stop until like 4AM when I realize I have to be up in three hours for class! And I tell myself I won't do it again, but then I do. Every single freakin night...

    Solutions or suggestions from the experts?
     
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    You need to sit down and ponder out your priorate! Your pretty deep into your study do you really want to full away?

    I do understand though, i often spend the day reading (until it gets dark and i have trouble). Then start writing late and if i get into it, can go way into the morning hours.

    But i work by contract and through home (and if i Do leave on a working trip I’m with work mates who i cant screw around with and blow time off). So i guess I’m lucky.

    Sleep is one friend you don’t want to anger. When your an old man and you don’t need sleep, sure but your young and study, you need as much focus as possible. Work out what you want, put them in order and take charge!
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    i've got the same problem but i work late nights so my body clock has now ajusted, but i'm still on the computer typing at 7am the next morning and i usually forget everything that happened during the night
    and i wouldn't say im an expert....more a victim
     
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    Thank you Speedy!! I am so jealous that you are working and have the nights free, but I'm sure once I'm working I'll look back in envy at those in college :p I don't want to fall back from my studies of course, and I am too much of a goodie-goodie to do that - I always get my assignments in with good marks, even if its on 2 hours of sleep, but in terms of the social life I feel like I am dropping of the face of the Earth.

    None of my friends know I write, so I constantly find myself locked alone in my room typing away! Maybe it's time to share with them?

    I used to be so good about sleep, at least 9 hours a night... Hopefully this is just an initial excitement from my first creative writing experience

    Edit: LOL MugenMonster :) I suppose all writers are victims in a sense...
     
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    Your young, you'll have a social life for the next 70 years if you choose it.

    Play around with your passion (obviously you like/want to do this course your studying), play around with that and fall behind (even fail, if its possible), you'll spend years thinking of "what could have been" and you'll have no social life then because you'll be depressed or say stressed.

    Don’t get me wrong, you can still do what you do, but if you put a little writing on the backburner for a few months you can sleep (and how good is sleep when you get it, come on, its better then drugs!) Than you can socialise, live a little, maybe even talk to your friends about writing (not impossible).

    Just my opinion, but you should try and put in for study this semester, sleep while you can and socialise if its possible (they'll be there in a few months time, don’t think they wont. their young and want to have fun always!).

    When you have your next vocation/holiday spend a day REALLY thinking what worked and what didn’t work thus far (eg what does lack of sleep mean .....what does it mean if I don’t see my friends (will it be the end, or will they understand), How do i feel when i know studies are getting kicked about!

    You'll be fine! I mean you have a knowledge of what’s going on (what’s getting neglected, what’s taking up more time then needs to be at this stage of your life). You just need to refect and put things in order. And when you do have a break, take advantage of it

    Sorry i spoke too much!

    PS - Have confiedence that you know you can get back to where you want, dont let the big black dog get on your shoulder's where it doesn't belong (might feel like your okay, but keep worrying and he'll catch you). Know you can do it, and you will!
     
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    In my last year at school, I also worked as a TA. Between that and friends... well, I had to force myself to set aside time on the weekend for reading/assignments, and make sure I went to sleep at a reasonable hour. It was an empty time for my writing- I limited myself to short stories because working on anything larger was a bit overwhelming.

    That said, it was also a great time, and without everything I learned and all the texts I studied, my writing would be much worse. I'd recommend you get everything you can out of your studies while you still can. Try setting aside a particular block of time- whatever you can fit in- and write what you can in that time.
     
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    *notice the editing to the text* I know exactly what your talking about;)
     

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