Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to write at night when almost everyone else in the house has ¬†gone to bed. I’ve written very few pages this way and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m more of a morning person when it comes to writing. I believe this for a few reasons.

  • I’ve always felt that coffee and writing go together. And because I like my coffee in the morning, it’s only natural that I’d write in the morning as well.
  • A lot of the time, I have dreams about what I’m writing. Lately, it’s been my school shooting story (because that will be my main focus once I start at Lesley University). When I have these dreams (which isn’t all the time), I always write them down as soon as I wake up. Sometimes, I’ll wake up in the middle of the night and write them down, too. But! I like to put the dream fodder into action right away while it’s fresh in my mind, so writing right after I wake up has become a routine.
  • By about 7 p.m., I’m tired. Too tired to sit down and write. Perhaps that’s a bad excuse, but it’s true. I wouldn’t call myself a morning person, but it’s much easier to think and write in the morning. I’m not sure why.

I just find that I’m much more productive when I start my writing time in the morning. This routine seems to work well, and even though I haven’t been writing every morning, I’m going to stick with it as long as I can. If I have to change things up in the future, then I will, but for now, morning is the best time for me to write.

Happy Writing,

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