It was for me, for years, the middle of the night.
But not so now.
What about you?
I find myself most creative in the mornings with my McDonalds ice coffee sitting next to me. Then later on in the day when I come back in and usually do my proofing and editing while my 3 year old grandson sits next to me watching his cartoons lol. It can however hit any anytime if the house is quiet!
My brain used to work best in the morning, then slow down in the afternoon, winding way down in the evening. But lately, I've been doing work at night. One of my Hubs I wrote late at night, plugging away past bedtime.
I am most creative in the morning hours...4:00am - 10:00am...guess I am an early bird
About 3-4am in the morning is when my creativity is at it's best.
I find I'm most creative late at night, or beginning at 9 or 10PM, but this often leads to being up and writing at 2 or 3 AM. I've tried writing in the day at different times, but nothing comes to me. I don't have to be on a specific routine right now, so it doesn't matter, I can sleep late. But I can't figure out why I get creative at night. I do have more to do in the day, and have more interuptions.
I've been a night owl, pretty much since the day I was born. If they'd have had a "second shift" option for elementary, middle and high school, I'd have been unstoppable.
Another night owl here! *raises wing*
If I can stay up late that is. I'm usually in bed by 10:30 from exhaustion, but on nights that I'm up past that, I find that's when the creative part of my brain sparks up!
I find most ideas come to me in the middle of the night and I have to scramble out of bed to write them down or I will have forgotten them by morning. I'm not sure that really means I'm a night owl (although I'm definitely not a morning person!) as I tend to get the majority of the work done during the day, it's just the ideas that come at night. I also find I have moods where I'm better at writing, if I'm not in the right mood then I'm much more easily distracted and if I do manage to get something down it tends to be of a much lower quality.
In the morning before my analytical mind switches on and critiques everything I write...LOL. Sometimes I read those passages after awhile and go "Did I write that?" However, it isn't the best time for research!
Definitely the morning is best for me, before life really kicks in. I tend to write notes as I'm getting up and ready for the day. Sometimes though just as I'm falling asleep at night thoughts seem to flow so I jot notes down then too.
I'm a night bird, but my brain works best first thing in the morning, then it's all downhill from there! But I am more imaginative at night time. It's at night that I think of good ideas for hubs, or least they seem like a good idea at the time.
Most of them get deleted the next day!
I'm not creative at any specific time of day... I rely on changing up my location to become creative. I've come up with some crazy things smashed in the cupboard beneath my bathroom sink.
Night time for me. It's mostly because I can reflect on all of the events of earlier and use them to be creative. Just wish I could incorporate that creativity into my hubs.
Either early morning or else very late at night.
Seldom in the early evening, and never in the afternoon.
early morning, not 12:01 to 5 am though. usually 6am to 9am-ish.
by Christy Birmingham 5 years ago
Do you have a specific time of day that you write hubs?My times vary, sometimes in the morning or late at night... when I get an idea I often go with it. What about you?
by Caroline Marie 6 years ago
What is your favorite time of day or night to write?Is there a certain time of day when the words flow better for you? Mine is usually sunrise or sunset or really late at night.
by Karen 5 years ago
Are you an "early bird" or a "night owl"?If you didn't have anything else (like a job) making you get up at a certain time, when would you get up/go to bed? And do you think creative people tend to be more early birds or night owls?
by elisabeth reid 8 years ago
I don't just mean hubpages, though that counts, too. I mean when you feel that creative urge and you want to sit down and let the language flow until something beautiful comes out, whether it's a short story, a bit of a novel, a poem or, yes, a hub.
by seicheprey 6 years ago
So, evidently this was booted off the questions, and thus I repeat it here: does anyone else get up in the middle of the night to write?
by MissJamieD 5 years ago
Are you a morning person? Are you a night owl? How do you deal with mornings if you aren't a morning person? If I have to get up before 9 AM I do not want to hear anyone's voice for at least 30 minutes or I will bite their head off. I love being up late. It's dark and quiet and everybody else is...
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