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.