The Best Time of Day to Write

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen asleep writing my novel. I have a busy life with a full time job and two young kids who are 3 and 5. Kids who need my attention constantly. It seems like something always needs to be done, whether it’s laundry, dishes, or sweeping the floor.

When I finally sit down for the night at 9 or 10 pm, I get a chance to write. Sometimes I’m wide awake and the ideas begin to pour in. In other instances I’m so tired, I can barely press a key down without having my eyes close.

Here is the best time to write.

Write when you’re wide awake, preferably in the morning just after breakfast or after a work-out, when your endorphins are rushing through your body. If you’re getting tired, stand up and walk around outside to get your body moving. Do some jumping jacks or light stretching and that should give your body the jump it needs to wake up. Many people wake up early before anyone else in the house and write while it’s completely quiet. I personally won’t do that because then I would have to wake up at 5 am. No thanks.

What is the worst time of day to write?

Don’t do what I do, which is fall asleep at 11 pm in the middle of typing my next sentence. Also, try not to write when you’re hungry or you’ll stomach will be just rumbling, waiting for you to put food in it rather than helping you stay focused on your amazing manuscript. Pick a place in your house that’s conducive to helping you be productive. I write in either my office when work is slow for me or on my couch at night where I’m extremely comfortable.

Good luck with writing and maximize your production!

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