By ice rivers
Fatigue is the enemy of both urgency and connectivity.
Urgency and connectivity are essential elements of writing.
We have an idea, we've got to capture it and we've got to capture it NOW. We know how ideas appear and disappear like butterflies. They are eager to flutter by and demand immediate attention. Attention requires energy. Energy is gored by fatigue just as fatigue is bored by energy. The idea flutters away and fatigue assures us that it will be back someday..just not today. Don' worry bout it. It's cool. Lie down. Who cares? You think you got people out there who care if you captured that idea or not. They don't. They wouldn't appreciate it even if you had caught it and attempted to connect with it.
You wanna know what you need to connect with.? You need to connect with your dreams. Just rest. Go to sleep. So what if you don't remember your dreams. Your dreams are just another set of butterflies that are not meant to be captured and lepodoptorized. Don't tell anybody about your dreams except maybe your shrink who has made a living listening to non-sense and reflecting it back to no-one except you.
There is no one except you so if you can connect with yourself that's pretty goddamned good and what you should be spending all your time doing and you've got plenty of time when you're sleeping. No need to rush until you've got to get up and pee.
That urge to urinate is the only urgency you need to worry about. It is the only alarm clock.
And if you are lucky and quick enough to connect that urge with consciousness and the nearest water closet, then you've realized all the urgency and connectivity that you'll need for this afternoon.
Time for a nap.