Road Trip Wednesday is a blog carnival, where YA Highway’s contributors and readers post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s take on the topic.
This week’s prompt was: What time do you prefer to do your writing? Early Worm? Night Owl ? Any five seconds you can grab?
This is probably the easiest Road Trip Wednesday question I’ll answer, but instead of coming right out and telling you, I’ll show* you why:
I’m sleeping soundly. This is bliss.
My phone alarm is shrieking and all I can think about is whether or not throwing my iPhone across the room will really damage it.
Okay, okay, I’m awake. But my God it’s nice and warm under the blankets.
All right, time for work. And a half-ton of ice water (in a glass, not the shower) to shock my system into what I like to call the “somewhat high-functioning zone.”
I guess I should check my email. This should wake me up…
Sweet, it’s almost lunchtime. I could use some energy.
I guess I’ll go grab food. Too bad it requires walking.
Why oh why oh why oh why am I always sleepy at this time of day? Have I been cursed?
Work’s over. I think a nap is in order.
Nap’s done. Time to
go for a walk read!
7 or 7:30 p.m.
Oh look, my
carton of milk manuscript! I need to write. RIGHT NOW!
What? It’s already one in the morning? How could that be? I’m in the “seriously high-functioning zone.” And I’m having so much fun
whipping my hair around with my BFF Carly writing.
Okay, okay, I NEED to go to sleep if I plan to wake up for work tomorrow, which I do. You’re getting sleepy, you’re getting very sleepy, you’re—oh, forget it. Just close your eyes and wait for sleep to happen.
So that’s how I fit writing time in. When you do write?
*I can’t guarantee the facts haven’t been exaggerated.