Friday, December 05, 2008

I Don't Do Mornings!

Oh boy, does this ever describe me. My hubby says it all - I don't do mornings, like Garfield the cat. I only do them extremely grudgingly for the day job or kids' activities. But I don't like it and I wake up slow - after SEVERAL extra snooze alerts on my alarm clock. I love to blog hop and so I read about a lot of authors who get up early every morning - some get up INSANELY early, like 4 in the am - to do their daily writing. Although I applaud their diligence, I just can't do it. Even if I go to sleep early the night before, even way early like 7 or 8 pm, I still have problems waking up. Especially if I'm trapped in a dream, even a bad dream. I'm an evening writer, after the day job. Or during the day if it's a day off the day job like a holiday or weekend. I MIGHT write early if I get to the day job early and sit in my car and write for a half hour or so. By then I've had my morning caffeine and have had a chance to become human. What is your writing schedule? Or do you even have one? Do you wake up early? Late? What is your preferred writing time?


Sandra Cox said...

Love the pic:)
My writing schedule is like yours. Evenings and weekends, unfortunately by the time I get done with work my brain is often fried and I slog along. In a perfect writing world I'd choose 9 to 5:)

Molly Daniels said...

I've been starting anywhere from 10:30 am to noon, and writing for about two hours. Then I start baking. On Tuesdays, I pick the writing back up around 5:30 until 7:30 or 8pm.

My all-time favorite sleepshirt read, 'Avoid the morning rush: Sleep 'till noon!'

Fit me perfectly...until the kids started school! Now I'm more of a morning person. Go figure!

Brynn Paulin said...

I get up at the absolute last minute possible. I'm a night owl so mornings and I are life-long enemies.

Regina Carlysle said...

I SUCK at mornings but I HAVE to get up. I have to have several cups of coffee to even BEGIN functioning. I hit the blogs, post my own, and then I start writing. Usually 9:30 or so and will write (usually) for a couple of hours, taking frequent breaks. Sometimes I'll do a couple more hours in the afternoons and I usually PLAY at night...chatting with friends.

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