“Writers tend to work e…

May 27, 2012 § 3 Comments

“Writers tend to work early in the morning, or late at night, when brains are naturally able to focus deeply on one thought. In the middle of the day, distractions are unavoidable. I wonder if anything worthwhile has ever been written in the afternoon.”
-Scott Adams

Definitely true for me! Mornings are, in my humble opinion, some of the best times for writing. Mornings can be the best times for anything, but there’s something about the feel of a morning that makes it perfectly suited for a writer’s work. Mornings feel solitary. They feel like our space, space where we are free to create without the rest of the world butting in. The same is true for the night-less separates us from the page when the world is asleep. Insecurity is a little less alive during these times, and creativity reigns.

My afternoons are reserved for reading. As Scott Adams said, my brain is simply too bogged down to write anything that isn’t, well, crap in the afternoon. I do, however, find that a good book and a cup of tea are totally acceptable. What do you think? Can you write any time of day? What’s your writing schedule?


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