Road Trip Wednesday #91

Has it really been over a month since I last updated my blog? Where the heck have I been, in a time machine or something? D:

Okay, okay, let’s fix this …

YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday is a weekly prompt for young adult bloggers. They supply a topic, you answer on your own blog and join the blog carnival — and we all know how much I love carnivals!

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What time do you prefer to do your writing?

Short answer: As late in the night as possible. Usually 1am – 2am.

Long answer: At work, I’ve sort of been categorized as the ‘Evening Girl.’ I work the 3pm shift every day, and usually don’t get out of work until at least 10:30 – 11:00, depending on how busy or slow the night has been.

Now, theoretically, I could have the morning and afternoon to myself before work to write – except, for whatever reason, I can never focus on anything but getting ready for work. I can’t just sit down and write, no matter how early I get up. I’m also the type of person who takes at least three hours to be properly awake (and caffeinated) for the day.

So, I write late at night. Very, very late at night. I finish up my word goals between 2:30am to 3:00am, and then don’t crawl out of bed the next morning until 11:00 – just to do it all over again.

Unfortunately, this means I don’t have a very healthy sleep schedule, and I get burnt out easily. I have loss days where I don’t write.

It’s hard – but then, who said being a writer was easy?

4 thoughts on “Road Trip Wednesday #91

  • Crystal

    I'm definitely a late night owl myself, even though I try to fight it. I think that the world, in general, is geared far too much toward morning people. Unfairness.

  • Ava Jae

    I'm a (relatively recent) morning person convert. I never really thought about how the world is geared towards morning people, but that's the third time I've heard that today, so I might give it some thought. Hmm.

    Anyway, I know I lot of writers who feel most inspired in the early hours (as in 1 or 2 AM) of the morning. I simply can't function enough to write anything legible then, nor have I ever really been able to do more than surf the web or have half-conscious conversations at that time.

    Before I started getting up in the mornings, I wrote a lot around 1 or 2 in the afternoon (I was lazy in the morning, too). Now I usually get up at 8AM and get started on writing/editing/what-have-you at around 8:30 or 9. I've found I like it a lot more than I ever thought I would.

    Never said getting out of bed when my alarm went off was easy, though. 🙂

  • nyc writopia

    I am an early bird so I preferred to write early in the morning because thats the only time I'm available and concentrated too.

  • Tracey Neithercott

    We'd make great roommates. I'm the same exact way. Writing in the morning is a big huge waste of time for me. But after dinner and through until 2 am (not 3, though, I have to cut it off at some time considering work starts at 9 am the next day) I'm wide awake and ready to write. Though, like you said, the night shift isn't really that healthy. But still…priorities… 🙂

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