A few people commented on my Romance Weekly blog post at how they were impressed that I had such a set schedule for my writing and could stick to it.
For a start I have to say I am very lucky to be able to write full time, so that is a major help, as that is pretty much all I concentrate my effort on. I realise a lot of people can’t do this as they have full time jobs, children, etc.
But the comments got me thinking about my routine for writing and if I could change, would I?
The answer is yes.
I wouldn’t change how long I write for, well, I would like to up the amount of hours I write, but I would change at what time of day I write.
I generally settle down to start writing at about 9:30am, after my morning chores have been completed. I write until around 12:30pm at which time I then check my blog, post a blog post and do all my social media and things which can take up the rest of the day.
It’s a good routine that works for me, but if I could I would change the time I write to about 4:30am.
4:30. In the morning 😀
I am not a morning person, if I’m honest I’m not really a ‘day’ person. I am very much a night owl and can easily (and happily) stay up all night until the early hours of the morning and sleep all day. Most of my best work is done at night!
Dawn usually breaks at about 4am here, and wow, it’s an incredible time. It’s so quiet with only the birds chirping, and the light is soft and soothing. No one is around, which means I can concentrate and give everything to my writing.
There is something amazing about dawn, it feels slightly dream-like, and it is my ideal writing time.
Unfortunately I can’t write at this time, my dog wouldn’t be too happy about that! Plus everyone else is up during the day, so to get things done I need to be to talk to them at regular hours, like normal people 😀
It did make me think though, about other writers and their favourite times to write. Not everyone likes the same routine and I find it interesting (‘cause I’m completely nosey) to learn the best ways others like to write.
What time is your favourite time to write? Are you a day or night person? Would you change your writing routine if you could? Do you even have a writing routine?
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