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.
The morning, all the time. Seems to be the best time for my subconscious to work. I spend the day writing in the morning, then networking during the afternoon, then the evening coming up with little ideas and jotting them down. it works, but I'm not being very productive!!!
Without a doubt--it's morning. I'm still disconnected from the outside world and deeply connected to the subconscious mind. When I write in the mornings I find myself surfing on the alpha waves.
i prefer evenings or nights !! when i am done with my whole day !! and starts thinking !!
I like night time. I'm not really a morning person so it's difficult to get my brain functioning early in the morning, before I have other engagements. It just feels quieter and more peaceful in the evenings, when everyone else is winding down and shutting up. I can hear myself think.
I usually prefer to write in early morning time or late at nights.The advantage of writing late at night is that you don't get much distracted while in morning hours its like other things are going around you making it hard to concentrate!!!
I think I write the majority of the time during the day. My brain seems to be the most alert at that time. After a long day of doing whatever it's difficult for me to get in the mood to be creative or focused enough to organize my thoughts.
I guess it depends upon when I get the inspiration to write something. If I am studying and suddenly decide to write something, then I do. There is no real favorite time to write for me.
There was a time I would have said mornings...because it was. Then I went through a period where late night seems to be the time. Lately it has been late afternoon. I still have moments when I will wake up in the middle of the night and work until I am spent. I think it depend in great part on fact that I don't have the time restriction of a full-time....14 hour a day job where travel was a big part of my day and time. LOL...I guess I could have answered "my favorite time is whenever because that seems to be my MO these days". Great question.
For me It's not really a matter of time of day, but of time of inspiration!
I have a tendency to write while I'm at work, I work at a hotel and a radio station, so it all depends on when I'm scheduled to work.
Inspiration comes at all times for me but I prefer to write late at night. That seems to be when my creative juices flow best and the house is most quiet. I've always been a night person anyway.
Personally, I don't have a favorite time of day to write. I have to find time to write that's why my hubs are so far between publications. I work full-time........... I take care of my husband who is very ill when I'm not working, and I have a teenage son who I strive to keep his life as normal as possible since his dad is so very ill.
It seems when I write it has been late at night after my husband is in bed for the day. However, this only works well on my days off. Occasionally I will stay up late to write, even when I have to work the next day.
in the morning while having coffee,and some times in the early evening.after work
My favorite time to write is lat at night. When all is quiet around me, that is when I receive the most inspiration and my mind is able to focus better on the subject. Early mornings is when I do heavy research for subject matter and make notes.
I don't have any particular preference. I have to go with whether or not I'm working on a project at any given time. (I'm self-employed.) If I have a slow period or between-projects type of situation, I'll write 20 hours a day (and then use the HP forums and Answers sections as my way of taking breaks, or else get ideas for future writing). That doesn't happen all that often. Right now things are kind of slow, and I'm planning to have not only a no-work-hours for a few days, but a few days of no-writing-hours-at-all either.
One way or another, and having said all that; it all amounts to my writing when time, mood, and energy level permit (or else when someone's deadline dictates it).
I tend to get started after I've had my evening meal - knife'n'fork tea - a routine I got into since being on nights at Royal Mail up to about three and a half years ago, only now I use the 'night shift' to do my writing, the books and hubs etc. Sometimes, if I've got to stay in to wait for a delivery or I think I'm behind, I do some work during the day but generally I've got things I have to do during the day. By and large there's no inspiration involved, though. It's all either editing earlier work or knocking something out on the keyboard and seeing where it goes... Then it's to the editing board for a good going through (iron out the kinks and so on). Sometimes I'll bang out the copy for a hub page and go back to it if I think I've dropped a 'clanger' (like when I got the conversion wrong from metres to feet on some of my speciality travel hubs). There's always room for improvement. Has anybody got the copyright for perfection? (I'd like to buy in)!
I do like to write late at night it seems to be the best when it is quiet. but I have been known to wake up from a dream and start writing my dream down.. and wow some of my best writing comes from dreams. In fact my dreams have woke me up and I start writing.. Sometimes I don't get a lot of sleep..
Mornings after 10. If I the juices are flowing well, I may write and revise into the night. I really enjoy it.
Early Morning (though I'm not much of morning person :-) and later in the evening (past nine, ten)
I write when I write. I don't have a favorite time, but I do have favorite places... The backyard by the pool, 'cozied' in my favorite chair where I can look through my home to the trees swaying outside. I like to write while waiting to get my oil changed, or while waiting at the doctor's office. I love to write while on vacation. I wish I could write while at work...
When the sun sets and the moon is up. No one bothers, no one makes noises, and everything is perfect.
I find that my writing is more productive from about 8P.M until midnite or so. Occasionally I do also write during the day time hours, but mainly find that early to late evening works the best in terms of production for me. Besides having the words flow more freely, my ideas about other subjects to write about, also come into focus much quicker. So even though it may sound odd, I as a freelance writer, do not really suffer from writer's block. At least not too often.
My brain works better in the morning before it's gotten tired from work. Or the other time is right after a run or a workout, when I've been refreshed and got the juices going.
Hi Caroline, I love writing too and it's different everyday. In the morning, I think up something and won't finished up till late at nite. Which is when it's nice, quite and peaceful
I find that I do my best writing between 1 and 5 a.m. Not too good for my sleep schedule but very good for my work lol.
Ahm I just write whenever I come up to a new idea on what to write...Because sometimes I'm busy at school and suddenly new ideas insert to my mind and I jot it down on my notebook ..
With 2 jobs and 4 kids I have very little time to write. Thankfully as an overnight security officer I have lots of downtime at this job. This is where I do all my writing and hubbing. But I do always keep a notepad and pen handy in case inspiration strikes.
P.S. It's 4:34 AM right now.
I can only find time in the night because doing this is irrelevant to my main job
I prefer mornings from around 8AM til lunchtime. I research and do email and locate the extras fro my stories like photos inthe afternoon
I love writing at night. All the good ideas flow in that time. It's so peaceful and quiet. I can easily concentrate which I find difficult doing at daytime.
Depends on when i have my free time. As long as I get free time with no time limitations I find I can write. Being creative for me does not have a time.
by elisabeth reid 11 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 Christy Birmingham 8 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 BlissfulWriter 9 years ago
Do you write better in the mornings or evenings?
by Nicola Thompson 3 years ago
What is your favorite part of the day?I am a huge morning person. I love waking up and feeling the bite of the morning and the freshness of the dew and seeing the sun rise. I love that first cup of tea in the morning. I love the stimulation my mind gets from the day light. But I also love a hot...
by seicheprey 9 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 schoolgirlforreal 9 years ago
It was for me, for years, the middle of the night.But not so now.What about you?
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