Open Book Blog Hop – Sunrise to Sunset

Welcome back to another Open Book Blog Hop!

So here is the subject for this week’s Open Book Blog Hop: What time of day are you most creative? When do you find it easiest to work on the business side of writing?

And remember to pay a visit to my fellow writers to see what they have come up with. You can find their works here!

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I work full time so my writing time is at a premium. After work I am tired from a day sat on the laptop all day, so booting up my own machine to sit down and write is something of a chore. I just want to sit and read, watch TV, play a videogame and spend time with my wife and cat. Plus, I know that my writing is at its worst when I am tired and unfocused. So really that leaves me with weekends and days off work. But is there a time of day that works best for me? Mornings, without a shadow of a doubt. Ideally with some form of caffeinated drink close by. I love to sit in a coffee shop to write. I enjoy the atmosphere, and the opportunity to watch the world go by, and people watch. Mornings are an interesting time of the day – the world is a little quieter, a bit sleepier. I get myself settled before things get busy. Then things start waking up, more people are around and with it my creativity seems to grow.

As for the business side of writing, I’m not sure there is an ideal time for me. It’s something I need to work on as a new author. I have some plans and ideas to work on that side, but it doesn’t come naturally to me. Becoming a published author has definitely been a learning curve and the business management side is a whole new world to me, but I will get there!

4 thoughts on “Open Book Blog Hop – Sunrise to Sunset

  1. Phil and Richard are both right. I love coffee shops and, especially diners (a little different crowd) for eavesdropping. I’m a night owl and so mornings rarely work out for me. Sometimes in the summer when the sun returns to the never-dark sky at 3:30 am, I’ll wake up and crank out a couple of hours of writing, but if I try to do that in the winter when the sun is only up three hours, I’m exhausted at night and sleep nine hours, eating up writing time at night and morning, so … yeah, not going to work for me.

    But I carve lots of time out of my day. When I’m teleworking, I have down times and I don’t waste them. When I’m working in the office, if there’s down time, I make notes in my phone. I write during my lunch hours too, although I often do my book business during that time. In the winter, I make a lot of casseroles, which gives me a half-hour to an hour of oven time when I can do some writing. Finding snippets of writing time is way easier than finding periods of writing time.


  2. I stopped watching TV years ago. As I’ve mentioned before, I can’t stand commercials. But I’m not managing my time well, and I still don’t have a lot of extra time for writing.


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