For the past few years, I’ve been a participant in #5amWritersClub. Why 5am, you say? Well, working a job with traditional 9-5 hours left me pretty drained of energy by the end of the day. What I found was, if I did my creative writing before work, I felt accomplished and creatively charged. If you had asked me to do that five years ago, I would have laughed at you. Why? I am a night owl at heart. Always have been. However, forcing myself to conform to “normal people hours” and become an early bird turned out to be okay. Before long, I adapted, and rose happily in the morning to write.
This past month has brought so many positive changes into my life. One of those new changes is starting a new position as Evening Library Supervisor. So, what does that mean? I get to go back to being a night owl! When I worked the evening shifts in a library a few years back, I found that I was incredibly creative in the night time hours of the day. My mornings were spent “adulting” in various ways. I’d go to work and then I’d come home to create. I look forward to returning to an evolved version of that lifestyle.
With all that said, how do you feel about writing routines and how they fit into times of the day? Do you feel more creatively charged in the morning or the night? Does it actually matter? Many writers I know find that writing in the evening results in more success. However, the #5amwritersclub community is booming and bigger than ever.
I suppose at the end of the day, as long as we keep writing, it doesn’t matter what time of day we do it. It is fun to think about though, huh?
Tweet me your thoughts @AWritersWay. Thank you for joining me here today. You can look for a new post next Friday.
Until next time,