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What's Your Best Time of Day to Write?

Every writer needs to know the answer to this question. Last night, I was working on the re-write of my George River manuscript and I have to admit I was feeling a tad overwhelmed. There's so much to do!

This morning, I got up, wrote my morning pages (three pages every single morning no matter what!), went for a run... and then I came back up here to the computer. And you know what?... it's not so bad anymore. Which is what gave me the idea of blogging about the best time of day to write (or revise). Of course, the answer is different for everyone. There are some writers who work best late at night when the rest of the world is fast asleep. Then there are those, like me, who do their best work when they are fresh in the morning.

If you know what time is best for you, you can try to arrange your schedule so you're at the computer when you're at your "peek." In my case, there's an added benefit to writing early... since I'm extremely energetic in the morning some of the sleepier people out there find me a little hard to take... so this way, I'm not getting on anyone's nerves. If you don't believe me about being energetic early in the morning, just ask one of the students in my Mon./Wed. 8:15 class!!

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Guest - deniz on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 07:47

Hi Monique! I agree, mornings are great - they're not really my best time at all, but if I'm pushing to finish a story, it's exciting to set the alarm for 5 am and get at least two hours of solid writing (no blogging!) in before I leave for work - without being interrupted by anyone else :-)
Class at 8.15! I missed having you as my teacher by only a couple of years, I think - I took creative writing with Claire Rothman...
:-)
Deniz
http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/

Hi Monique! I agree, mornings are great - they're not really my best time at all, but if I'm pushing to finish a story, it's exciting to set the alarm for 5 am and get at least two hours of solid writing (no blogging!) in before I leave for work - without being interrupted by anyone else :-) Class at 8.15! I missed having you as my teacher by only a couple of years, I think - I took creative writing with Claire Rothman... :-) Deniz http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/
Guest - Monique on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 13:02

Sorry I never got to have you as a student at Marianopolis. I just went to visit thegirdleofmelian at blogspot and it looks like you are up to some pretty cool writing projects of your own. I will give your best regards to Claire, who has a novel coming out this spring by the way. Good luck with your work -- delighted to know you've been peeking at my blog! Write -- and knit -- away!!

Sorry I never got to have you as a student at Marianopolis. I just went to visit thegirdleofmelian at blogspot and it looks like you are up to some pretty cool writing projects of your own. I will give your best regards to Claire, who has a novel coming out this spring by the way. Good luck with your work -- delighted to know you've been peeking at my blog! Write -- and knit -- away!!
Guest - tamar on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:56

You were even more energetic yesterday afternoon after your coffee...
poor poor Ms. Frauley..

You were even more energetic yesterday afternoon after your coffee... poor poor Ms. Frauley.. :D
Guest - Monique on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 20:21

FYI -- for your information -- Mrs. Frauley (referred to in Tamar's comment above) is my dear friend and office partner at Marianopolis -- and yes, I think the coffee I had yesterday was a little hard on HER!!

FYI -- for your information -- Mrs. Frauley (referred to in Tamar's comment above) is my dear friend and office partner at Marianopolis -- and yes, I think the coffee I had yesterday was a little hard on HER!!
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