I have two choices.
I can go back to sleep with the hope I will remember what woke me come morning-OR-I can get up and write it down.
What would you do?
Get up or try going back to sleep?
I almost always get up.
Normally I can't get back to sleep even if I want to because the idea that has struck the gong in me head will not be silence with a damper until I get up and get it out on paper. It can be a sketch, doodle or vague description. As long as it is out of my head and on paper, I will be able to return to slumber.
Approximately 93% of the time the idea that got me up is pointless.
A nonsensical thought with flawed logic.
So why get up?
Why bother losing sleep?
Hope for the remaining 7%.
Where in which my subconscious has truly unraveled a solution to a scene in one of my books or figured out the correct angle of perspective to perfect a drawing.
Midnight inspiration is a blessing and a curse for the creative.