What time of day do you write your best work?

Jump to Last Post 1-12 of 12 discussions (22 posts)
  1. Availiasvision profile image87
    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 image60
    BongSantosposted 3 years ago

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

  3. cam8510 profile image97
    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 image87
      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 image80
    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 image87
      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 image82
    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.

  6. profile image0
    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 image87
      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.

    2. profile image0
      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 image87
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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

    4. profile image0
      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 image93
    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 image87
      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 image82
    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 image87
      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 image84
    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 image87
      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 image84
    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 image87
      Availiasvisionposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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

  12. Benedictowelmar profile image59
    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.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)