There is nothing permanent except change. — Heraclitus
This quote may qualify as the Understatement of All Human Existence.
I like to believe I am a creature of habit, and mostly, it is true — until it isn’t. For years, my most productive writing time occurred between 9 pm and midnight. It was magical. At the stroke of 9, I sat at my desk, opened a blank document, and words spewed onto the page. Some sessions were brief, while others lasted longer than the three-hour window. My word counts ranged from a mere 50 words to the rare occasions when they reached an astounding 3-5,000 mark.
Then it happened. My late evening sessions became dismal and racked up stellar goose eggs night after night. I figured it was a phase that would soon pass, and I didn’t give it much thought. But the trend persisted, and another anomaly arose. Ideas, phrases, and an intense urge to write began upsetting my usual course of business in the late afternoon.
My muse kicked into high gear as my co-workers hit their 2 -3 pm slump. And while I’m not complaining (much), she has chosen a difficult time slot, as my 9-5 grind expects my productivity to focus on other areas. Still, at least my dear muse has not abandoned me. My challenge is to create a schedule that accommodates She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed.
When do you write—Morning/Afternoon/Evening?
Did you write yesterday? Are you writing today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer