Oh, Cheryl! I’m so glad you’re here! I can already tell we have a lot in common.
So you write that first-draft like a rock star, but the other parts of writing are not as rock-starry. (I made up my own word there!) Am I getting this right? Because if so, Helllllo, my new friend! I’m very much the same way and it’s taken me YEARS to figure out how to be more productive in other avenues. Oof.
And I hear you about sleep! I’m forty-five and only now figuring out how to take care of myself where I get enough sleep. I’m a work in progress. 🙂 But I can relate to everything you said. We’ll do a lot of brainstorming, if that’s okay with you, to see what could help you be more healthily productive.