wine on the keyboard

Give you the time of day

by Kay~Kacey on 10/24/2005

So, I’m curious. What time of day is your best writing time? Most creative?

I think my best time to write is about 9:00 am. Now I’m an early morning person and have been up for hours by then, but that seems to be when my mind kicks into creative gear. Unfortunately, most days of the week…I’m sitting at work at the pesky day job at 9:00 am. So I write in my non-prime time. Earlier morning. After work. Lunch times aren’t bad if I get enough time. I do write around 9:00 am on weekends and any days off. I get so much more done then.

So when is your most creative time, and do you get to use it? Or do you just have to grab time when you can find it?

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Michelle October 24, 2005 at 8:18 pm

I grab it when I can get it, but usually 7:30-8:30 p.m. (after the kids are in bed). During the summers, it’s mornings–6:30-9:30. Love that! :bath:

Gina October 24, 2005 at 11:55 pm

For my fiction, I work best late nights it seems. If m not too tired and the muses are cooperating I can knock out a couple of pages before I climb into bed.

Margery October 25, 2005 at 4:53 am

Early morning is best for me, the earlier the better. I think it started when I went through a bout of insomnia and I was getting up at 4 or 5. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), most nights I can sleep now.

*AGK* October 25, 2005 at 6:34 am

I guess around 5 a.m. Definitely before later afternoon. I get too sludgy tired by then. (And PS – I was MIA in Sept., so all blog reading came to a halt. Trying to catch up again!)

Teresa October 25, 2005 at 6:55 am

Honestly I don’t know anymore. I have spurts of inspiration while at work and will write handwritten pages. But my main writing time is from 8-10 in the evenings and then on the weekends. My most productive times are when I’m alone whenever those times are.

Katie October 25, 2005 at 7:05 am

What is this Alone time thing, Teresa. Sounds very drool-worthy!
I like mornings – early, mid, late. But I’d like to retrain myself to do whatever I can whenever I can. A goal!

Teresa October 25, 2005 at 7:32 am

For me it’s about 10am on – before 10am, I’m pretty useless creatively. Can answer emails and commment on blogs :wink:, but if I try to write, nothing works. Think I need the caffeine to soak into my brain first :coffee2:

Peggy October 25, 2005 at 7:55 am

Right after I wake up, but it never happens. Must see kids off to school first, then get baby up and fed. It’s much later in the morning before I ever get around to sitting in front of computer.

Kelly October 25, 2005 at 9:09 am

My best writing time is definitely the morning. I start at 6:00 AM and if I didn’t have to go to work I’d write straight thru until around noon or 1 pm and peeter our around that time. Otherwise I have to stop at 8:30 and leave for work.

Sharon October 25, 2005 at 9:11 am

I am SO not a morning person. I work best after 8pm.

Tori October 25, 2005 at 9:46 am

I get most of my writing done in the evenings, usually during commercial breaks while watching TV. :)

Amy K October 25, 2005 at 10:46 am

I’m not really sure. I used to think it was 9pm and after, but lately, I’m not getting a lot done then. I’m definitely not a morning person, but yet sometimes when I get up really early (because of insomnia, thank you) I can get a lot done. IF I open the file….

Mary October 25, 2005 at 11:26 am

Early, early mornings. I write best then. Plus I have so much energy.

Rene October 25, 2005 at 12:01 pm

I don’t have one. It used to be at night but that doesn’t seem to factor in anymore.

Suzanne October 25, 2005 at 5:05 pm

Mornings to early afternoon are best for me, but when I’m under deadline and late, I can do anytime. But I don’t like it. :shakehead:

Melissa Marsh October 25, 2005 at 11:14 pm

Depends. On the weekends, I can write anytime – usually in the afternoon, though. On weekdays, it’s usually after 7 p.m. but it depends on the evening’s activities and whether or not hubb is in the garage or in the house.:rofl: If he’s in the house, I REALLY don’t get anything done!!!:lol:

Steph T. October 26, 2005 at 12:00 am

I’ve gone back to writing at night. Late at night. Like, from 11pm to 2am or so seems to be working great for me right now, so I’m not going to argue with it.

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