I’ve talked about this before, but I think finding the time of day that works best for you, writing-wise, is important. I’ve always been a night person, but that’s challenging with the four year old, because by the time night rolls around I’ve already lived a full-time job. Getting up earlier would make more sense, but it just doesn’t work for me. And for the past couple I’ve months, I’ve gotten back into my night-writing groove. I’ll screw around for a while, but then around nine or ten, things will take off and I’ll write until one or two in the morning. Go to sleep and wake around seven or eight. So yeah, not much sleep, and I’m not sure I could do it if I had to go out into the real world and work. But, staying home with the kid and hanging out in sweats? Totally workable.
Of course, it’s ten now and I haven’t found that groove yet. It’s the getting started that’s sometimes the hardest part, you know? When I’ve got the first few sentences down, I’m like – what a freakin’ fantastic job I have!! I love this!!
You’d think, knowing that would make the getting started easier.
Anyway, if I’m procrastinating, then you should be too! (See – only children CAN share ;))
You Are Midnight
You are more than a little eccentric, and you’re apt to keep very unusual habits.
Whether you’re a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence – you like to experiment with your lifestyle.
Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.
You enjoy staying home, but that doesn’t mean you’re a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.