I have a confession to make.
If you know me at all, I’m sure that what I am about to say will come as a shock. I’ll do my best to keep it brief and to the point.
I’m a morning person.
Yes, you read that right.
A morning person.
After years of trying to deny it, and of trying to figure out how to work around it, I’ve finally come to accept the fact that I get the most writing done early in the morning.
At least this is the case while I’ve still got a day job, but I think it’ll persist even after I’ve retired. Part of it stems from my tendency to let the real world in when the rest of the family is awake. What about writing late at night, after everyone has gone to bed, you ask? I’ve considered that but, mentally, I bounce off that idea. Hard. Even typing it out just now had me feeling this kind of aversion, so no, probably not going to happen.
Now this is not to say that I Can’t write at other times during the day. That’s what noise cancelling headphones are for. What I’m saying is that I’ve found that I’m more likely to drift into that creative space – The Zone – where its just me and the work during the wee hours of the morning. The house, the room, heck even the music playing, falls off the map, and I’ll glance up to find that an hour has gone by without me noticing.
That’s the magic space.
This is just me talking. Your Prime Time may – and probably is – be different from mine. And that’s ok. There’s no one, Right way to write. What matters here is that you find out when your time comes. Once you know that, you can make a plan to be there, working.
Thanks for reading. Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other – and yourself.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
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