Madeleine West has reveals she's 'a bit nuts' on The Project

She's the actress and mother-of-six who has just penned a series of children's books.

And Madeleine West has confessed that she is 'a bit nuts' and survived on minimal sleep during the writing process.

Appearing on Thursday's Project to promote her series Lilly D V.A.P, Madeleine admitted that trying to write with six children in tow can be a bit of a struggle.

Crazy? Madeleine West has admitted that she is 'a bit nuts' and survived on minimal sleep during the writing of her series of children's books

Crazy? Madeleine West has admitted that she is 'a bit nuts' and survived on minimal sleep during the writing of her series of children's books

Project host and mum-of-two Carrie Bickmore was taken aback by Madeleine's achievement, asking the former Neighbours star how she managed such a deft balancing act.

'I don't tend to sleep very much,' she admitted. 'Sleep? that's an archaic concept.'

Co-host Tommy Little, also in awe of Madeleine's time management skills asked: 'Are you a bit nuts? 

Badge of honour: 'I am a bit nuts and proud of it,' she declared. 'I think you've got to be a little different in this world.'

Badge of honour: 'I am a bit nuts and proud of it,' she declared. 'I think you've got to be a little different in this world.'

Rather than be insulted at the question, Madeleine agreed with the sentiment, admitting that she wore her 'nuttiness' like a badge of honour.

'I am a bit nuts and proud of it,' she declared. 'I think you've got to be a little different in this world.'

She added:

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