Except... I am not a morning person. I am the exact polar opposite of a morning person. Even if I am forced to get up early, I will still stay up late at night because that's just how my circadian rhythm works.
I'm told I come by this naturally. My mother assures me that even when I was in utero, I would stay up late and sleep in, so it's no surprise I still do. Weekends are my favorite part of the week, not because I'm off work, but because I can follow my preferred sleep schedule. For me, the best writing time is at night, after I'm done with my day. It's almost like a reward for getting through the other stuff that pulls at my time. Plus, I spend the whole day mulling over the story, picking out words and phrases and getting them in order for when I sit down to commit them to paper.
My brain doesn't work very well in the morning, so I think if I were to try to write at that time, I'd wind up frustrated and exhausted. I envy the people who can jump out of bed early and flip on that creative switch.
In the end, I think it's all about figuring out which time works best for you, and sticking with it. So that's my question for you, dear readers. Are you a night owl like me, or do you work best in the early morning?
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