Monday, August 12, 2013
I am not a morning person. I don't think well in the morning, heck, I don't walk well in the morning. It takes me forever to wake up. I don't schedule meetings before 10 AM because I don't talk well before 10 AM. I can listen before 10 AM, but if you want me talking or contributing to the convo in the room, then it's gotta be later.
Knowing this, I have tried an experiment the past couple weeks. I've been reading some books on writing, so the part about writing first thing has come up a few times. Here's what I have learned about me and early morning writing.
I don't write much or well before midday. This is still true.
If I sit down before the water comes to a boil in the kettle and write a sentence or two in the the thing I am working on then the thing I am working on sticks in my head. Then, after the tea, and reading for an hour and taking the dogs down the point and back, the needle of thing that I am working on has been working in my brain. Then when I get back with the dogs and it's not time for lunch I sit down and get more done.
That is what I have learned about writing first thing* in the morning.
*First thing for me is about 9:04, FYI