Some people write best in the morning, probably because they are morning people. They awaken and are ready to write. Their brains aren’t sluggish or filled with thoughts or worries from the day. Everything is fresh, like grass covered with dew. That time is precious to them. They try to safeguard it.
Unfortunately, life isn’t always conducive to writing when one writes best. Morning people don’t always get to write in the morning, and afternoon and evening people don’t always get to write in the afternoons or evenings. They have jobs that require them to be at the workplace by eight. They might be married. They could have kids. Their best writing times conflict with their other responsibilities and possible joys, so they cope as best they can. They sneak away for a few minutes at night to write. They awaken earlier and earlier in the morning. They use their lunch breaks as writing breaks.
They could complain that they don’t get to write when they write best, and it could be a valid complaint. Most writers know when their work is sub-par. They have certain spaces and times in which they write best, and they recognize them. Those writers also know that not writing is not an option. They have to continue writing, even if it means writing when they’re tired or drained. They have to safeguard what time they do have available to them. Their writing – and possibly their sanity – depends upon it.
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