Happy Middle-of-Winter-Freaking-Cold Friday!
Okay, so maybe I'm a bit of a wimp. It's just that winter isn't my thing. Yanno? I have to fight hard not to be cranky.
Anyway. I wanted to take a moment to comment on last Fricassee's wonderful comments! It's funny how you never know to what extent your words are going to resonate with people. I was delighted by the "this really spoke to me" comments, and also enjoyed the various responses to my hypothetic neighbor-with-three-year-old-twins scenario.
And, you know, there is always a time and place to help others, and I hope I didn't come off as the type who would never bend her rigid back to help a neighbor or friend. My point, as I'm sure you know, was the prioritizing of one's writing so that others will come to respect it as your work. And yes, some of you may have a flexible enough schedule where you could put your writing off until later if something comes up.
For me, that's largely untrue. I have a set writing time six days a week. It's largely unchangeable. So if something interrupts my writing time, I don't get another chance that day to sit down and do it. That's why I guard it with my life.
If I had my druthers (is that really a word?), I would write from my first sip of coffee until lunch time. Morning's my best time, and it's staggering to think how much I might accomplish if I could maximize my brain's freshest hours. Alas, it doesn't work that way for me. I do have a mini-goal of 100-words-before-breakfast each morning, and today I actually topped 300 before moving on to this blog post. But oh, if only I could keep going!
What about you? What's your best time of day? If you could fashion your day completely around your writing, when would you write?
Dreams are good, yes?