I'm sure every writer has had this kind of thing happen; you go to bed, lay down, shut your eyes....and start thinking, "what if?"
I did this last night. I went to bed at around 10:30pm last night, exhausted out of my mind after a lengthy few hours of writing, excited because I'm planning on doing the National Picture Book Contest that starts on Saturday May 1st, but tired. As soon as I laid down, ideas started running through my head, and I could not sleep. After about 45 minutes of tossing and turning I got up, turned on the light (ignoring my sisters groaning), found a pencil and some paper and wrote down my ideas. Then I went back to bed. Just in case, though, I brought my paper and pencil with me. Good thing I did! I jotted down several more ideas before, relieved that I hadn't let those inspirations escape, I fell asleep.
Unfortunately, I had to get up at 6am the next morning to get to work on time. However, I guess 7 hours of sleep is a good compensation for golden ideas. Do you agree?