I’ve got to stop getting up in the middle of the night – evenings are quiet, the household is usually asleep and there are no chores to do, so if I’m awake at all, I think, I plot, I work out dialogue and action scenes, and I usually end up sitting at the computer capturing what gems that came along.
This morning it was 2:30 when I got up, and I got a couple of pages of good detailed writing done. Greg starts his day at 4:30 a.m., which generally means if I’m up early, I stay up, which I did, then went back to bed and fell asleep.
I enjoy working in the middle of the night mainly because there is nothing else I have to do, making the time purely my own, but maybe I shouldn’t worry too much about blogging at exactly the same time every morning – then I wouldn’t have to announce that I’m late. 🙂
I find that if I start to work on those “wake up thoughts” I can’t get back to sleep. And I have a day job! 😉
Hi Conrad. 😀
I’m the same, only lately I’ve had a run of them and I can only go so long on three hours of sleep a night. On the work-front, I’m fortunate (I think that’s the word) to be temporarily retired. It’s the first time in my life I’ve been free to do what I have always loved, even working all hours as inspiration hits and having to grab cat-naps as and how. I’m loving it! 🙂
I always have loved the night time. One reason why I work third shift at paycheck job and I definitely love writing while the world sleeps. Bad thing…I usually only talk online to aussie writers or someone over seas, which isn’t bad but makes even finding them difficult.
Hi Winterbayne. 😀 Yeah, that can be a problem, although I would imagine a lot of writers would write at night, and many go exploring – so there might be more people awake around you than you realize. 🙂
I don’t usually get on the Net at night, if I’m up it’s purely for writing and nothing else. I usually catch up with people when I pop up a post, then go visiting then and during my coffee breaks.
Writing always seems to be about juggling time.