Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Best Time to Write

I write at night. I mean, not to say that I don’t write at other times of the day sometimes—mornings, the rare weekend afternoon, et cetera—but usually, I write at night.

This is due to three reasons:

1) My overactive black cloud—you know that little black cloud that hovers over you reminding you of homework and chores and homework and training runs and homework and homework to do? Yeah, mine almost never lets me concentrate on anything ‘fun’ (unless it’s accidental procrastination) until I get homework—I mean, everything—done. Therefore, It’s usually late by the time the cloud dissipates.

2) My zone—when I am tired, I can slip into a ‘zone’ where my mind blocks out everything around me (or on the internet) and becomes consumed by my story. This is my prime writing mode, and it happens later at night.

3) Being the only one up—my parents are early to bed, early to rise-ers. I am not. By the time I sit down to write, my parents are asleep, my sister is either asleep or reading quietly, and the house is very still and not distracting.

When’s your best writing time?