I used to be an early to bed, early to rise kind of girl. But my bedtime is pushing later and later…
Maggie says she’s cool with that.
When I was writing the first book, I could ONLY write in the morning. I would set my alarm really early and be writing before the sun rose. I called it quits around 2 or 3 PM and then would get other work done.
This time around (I’m writing the second Operation Beautiful book, which will be for tween girls), I can only write in the afternoon and evening! Which means I’ve been staying up super late. I only do activities in the AM that don’t require brain power, like paying the bills or booking keeping activities for the clinic. It’s working so far!
In fact, today the Husband actually beat me out of bed, which meant he was in charge of breakfast.
He made eggs on lettuce (we have no bread), hash browns, and half an orange. A delicious way to start another intense day of writing!
Do you like writing, too? What kind of stuff do you write? When do you write the best? There’s no ‘write’ or wrong way to find your writing groove; I think different approaches work well for different pieces of work! I’ve always written non-fiction (I majored in Creative Non-Fiction), and I greatly admire people who can write fiction… I tried to start a young adult novel two months and it wasn’t so hot. 🙂
i’m a history graduate student, so i write a lot! last spring i defended my thesis, and i’ll be starting my dissertation next year. i definitely write best in the morning, and my favorite thing to do is wake up early, put on coffee, and head straight to the computer. however, with papers due each week for each class, inevitably i end up writing late at night too!