JULIE JOHNSON

boys are better in books

To Sleep or Not to Sleep... That is NEVER the Question

So I think one of the most popular questions I get these days is, "How did you write a book while you were in college?!" I figured it would be easiest to set the record straight here once and for all. To be perfectly honest, it's not because I have magical time management skills or insanely speedy ninja-like typing skills. And sadly no, I wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider, nor am I in possession of that super awesome time-travel device Hermione used in Prisoner of Azkaban to take a double course-load of classes.

My secret isn't all that fancy. Really, it's boring.

*yawns*

Yeah, wait, I'm literally yawning over here, because my big secret? It's insomnia. 

You know those people who can sleep anywhere, anytime, even if there's a tornado/earthquake/tsunami/fieldofthousandsofhonkinggeesemigratingsouth outside their bedroom window? I am not, and will never be, that person. I WISH I were that person. Instead, right now it is 1:41AM and up I'm writing this blog post even though I have to be in class in -- crap! -- 7 hours.

I'm not only a light sleeper... I also have difficulty falling asleep due to my inability to stop googling random facts (I mean, where DO fruit flies come from?!) or the possession of a particularly good book that I simply CANNOT put down until it's finished. I also really, really, really like my coffee.

Combine these three conditions and you have what I like to call the trifecta of sleep deprivation.

So yep, that's my big secret. Betcha wish it was a superpower, right? It's okay, I would've preferred the radioactive spider bite, too. On the plus side, if you're ever awake in the wee hours, feel free to email me! I'm probably up, too.

Sweet dreams ;)

Julie