I don't know that this will help as I have not written much. The two hubs that I have written have happened between 10pm and midnight. With a full time job, 2 kids under 3, and an acreage to maintain I don't have much time. So, I steal what I can. I am curious to hear from others though.
Usually in the morning I read through my feeds, and write a bit. Then in the evening, later on when it's quiet, I'll write some as well and perhaps read some too. I actually like having the TV on in the background sometimes, or music playing.
Very, very late at night when my son is asleep already. But I keep a pen and notebook with me at all times, so I can jot down ideas. I also bring my trusty Vivienne Tam mini notebook with me anywhere so if there is a chance to write or check on the forums I can do so.
Right now, I am writing a chapter for a serial that will go on Big Closet Top Shelf, called Second Sight, I have just finished a 3,000 word entry into the Tomorrow anthology at The Authors Haunt and am writing a Sci-fi short (well, it might end up long) called Sigmus II, which is supposed to be light-hearted if not comedic, that will be going on Fictioneer.
Since I'm not working, there's plenty of time for me to write and I try and make as much use of that as I can.
Since I work from home I have to build in some structure to my days. The "business-day" is for "real" work (and occasional forum popping-on to break things up). From mid-evenings (during television) on is when I have free time for things like Hub-writing. Sometimes I'll write the weekends if I have some time. Of course, I'm not writing a bunch of Hubs a week either...
I also love writing, I wrote some articles about fashion. One of my famous writ is entitled Back-to-School, This articles is being submitted to different article submission site because it has a good content and intended for educational used.
I'm most productive first thing in the morning or late at night. I can never dedicate a full day to writing, my brain needs to switch to something else to stay fresh. Lately late nights have been best.
I write all the time. lists, notes, memeos, things to remember, things to do, plans for school, worksheets, grades, reports, grocery lists,household inventory, Dr.'s appointments, ... In my head..its always a story. Like, when I walk into a room, Im thinking..."she walks in, exhausted from the day. Sweat and dirt dried onto her neck in a layer so thick it could be used as adobe. Children in the distance are wailing that they are hungry. She vaugely remebers a time when she could come and go as she pleased. Life wasnt such a chore. Now, every day is test of her survival skills. Every day is carefully planed to survive the oncoming winter....." crap like that...its all the time, 24/7/365 except on leap years..it wakes me up in the middle of the night, it never ever stops....but when do I actually write out loud, for other people to see? when I feel like it.
I usually get ideas during the day, and dream at night. I keep a book nearby so that I can jot down these thoughts so I don't forget. Then I can enlarge upon them later. This was a tip I got from a famous writer.
I like to write whenever I have a quiet moment which could be any time of the day ... if I'm not working. I have to be sensitive to my little girl who will verbally voice her objection that "You are spending too much time on the computer." I try to be sensitive to her.
Well, i have posted 2 hubs in 5 hours. Maybe i'm just enthusiastic, but its in the evening over here in the U.K. Before this website i would write poetry etc. sometimes very late at night when i can actually think properly or am just on a role. Or alternatively i write on a bus, in the park, sometimes just scribbling down descriptions of the places i see and hear. It's annoying though, because half the time i dont have a pen or any paper, so i find myself trying to compose a short piece in my head which gives me a rather 'interesting' expession that people misconstrue as constipation. Haha.
How do you spend your evening free time?Maybe you live alone or are in a distance relationship. Or the rest of your family/roommates aren't around that much. But after work/school you get home and usually have no...