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What time of day do you write your best work?

  1. Availiasvision profile image83
    Availiasvisionposted 3 years ago

    What time of day do you write your best work?

    Do you write with passion and inspiration in the morning, afternoon, or night?   Or, is your muse disciplined enough that your best work comes out whenever you are sitting at your desk, no matter what time it is?

  2. BongSantos profile image61
    BongSantosposted 3 years ago

    No specific time. I am totally dependent on my muse's visit.

  3. cam8510 profile image96
    cam8510posted 3 years ago

    I'm learning when to sit down and start working and when to not bother.  There is a feeling that comes over me that is an overwhelming urge to write.  At those times I know I will be productive.  I don't even need to have an idea to start with.  It is a very organic experience.  Of course, there are the other times when I may as well go for a hike or wash dishes because nothing good is going to happen if I try to force the words out.

    1. Availiasvision profile image83
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is a strange feeling--this urge to write.  It really cannot be xplained, but we all feel it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. kevin murphy-87 profile image81
    kevin murphy-87posted 3 years ago

    Sometimes things just come to me and i whip out my phone and just type like crazy before it all disappears from my mind. When i'm in "the zone" so to speak i just cant talk to anyone and just type like crazy in notes haha.

    1. Availiasvision profile image83
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I just read an article about a freelance writer who had to type out her entire article on her phone because her client needed it done and her computer was having issues.  It's funny how quickly our ideas can leave us if we don't write them down.

  5. dohn121 profile image83
    dohn121posted 3 years ago

    You're writing skills and talents can be honed-in-upon if you so choose.  If you can develop a daily routine to do your writing then your so called "inspiration" can be tapped into with little or no effort.  Try it for a week and you'll see what I mean.

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    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    I write my hubs in the morning and work on my novels in the evening. I'm not sure why, but it seems my mind deals with facts and figures like for hubs better in the morning and becomes more artistic like for creating stories later in the day.

    1. Availiasvision profile image83
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is a very interesting answer.  I wonder if it uses different parts of your brain that function higher at some times and not others. for instance, if you hand me a calculus problem at 7 am, I'll cry.

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      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If you hand me a calculus problem at any time I'll cry. LOL! I think it may be because at night I want to relax and not think too hard. To me, writing fiction is as relaxing as watching a movie or listening to music.

    3. Availiasvision profile image83
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sheila, do you have any short stories available on HubPages?

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      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I do. One is called "On the Storm-tossed Sea" and the other is "The Fireside Chat". I wrote them years ago and copied them here.

  7. Teeuwynn Woodruff profile image95
    Teeuwynn Woodruffposted 3 years ago

    I would say I'm generally more productive in the late morning and early afternoon -- but that's not always true. I go through times when morning is definitely best for me. Unfortunately, I go through times when no time of day is best for me too!

    1. Availiasvision profile image83
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Then, if you ever become a location independent writer, you should move to a country that observes daily siestas.  You could write all morning, then take the later afternoon off to nap or have fun.  Spain maybe?

  8. Diana Lee profile image84
    Diana Leeposted 3 years ago

    Any time of day is good if I am not distracted by other things. People just don't always get it that you are a writer without spelling it out to them. A writer needs uninterrupted moments to write.

    1. Availiasvision profile image83
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      yes, I need uninterrupted hours, not just moments.  Once I get in the flow, I just want to hide in a dark hole and get it all out.

  9. ForLoveofCupcakes profile image85
    ForLoveofCupcakesposted 3 years ago

    During my kids' nap time, for sure!!  I can't get much work done when I'm playing with my little crazies!  smile  I *also* can't get much (quality) work done after bedtime when I'm hanging out with my husband; that's our quality relationship time.  So I do my best writing between 12:30 and 3:00.

    What about you?

    1. Availiasvision profile image83
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have a narrow window in the afternoon where I feel productive, but my muse visits me in the evening.  At nighttime I come alive and can type all night.  I wish it weren't so, for the sake of going to bed early.

  10. Jordan Hake profile image87
    Jordan Hakeposted 3 years ago

    It depends on the type.
    Analytical/informational writing I do best before noon, but creative writing is better in the evening.

  11. Edward J. Palumbo profile image85
    Edward J. Palumboposted 3 years ago

    I enjoy writing when I'm relaxed and uninterrupted. That often means typing late at night when I'm still awake and everyone else is asleep. I jot down a few notes or ideas in the course of a day but, as a pattern, the writing is done (primarily) at night.

    1. Availiasvision profile image83
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.  A quiet house is a busy mouse (computer).

  12. Benedictowelmar profile image60
    Benedictowelmarposted 3 years ago

    I think i'm more productive at night, between 9pm to 12am. When i'm writing, i want a peaceful environment.

 
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