Milwaukee was gorgeous and wonderful! One more city to add onto my list of places where I would like to live at some point in my life. Even if it is in Wisconsin, the land of cheeseheads and bad drivers. (I kid.) But now, I am back and it's time to get down to business again. Plus, I missed all of the corn and flatness that is Illinois, obviously.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm guessing that for a lot of up and coming writers, writing is not the only thing they have to do during the day. No matter where you are in life, your day is probably packed with other activities.
I think writers are such determined and brave people for doing what they do. I mean, check out this. It's been bookmarked in my computer for days when I feel like whining that I don't have enough time to write. I like to write. I want to write. But I like and want to do a lot of other things too. And my writing probably wouldn't be very interesting either if I sat around and did nothing except hammer words onto a page every day.
The question is, when do you write? I know some writers who write every day. I know some writers who write every other day. Some writers try for a couple times a week. Still other writers go on a dry spell for a couple of weeks and then have a burst of productivity and bang out 10,000 words at a time. Some writers write in the morning. Others, after everyone in the house has gone to bed.
I've tried both. I've written in the morning and when I've gotten inspired at 2 am. The hard part about summer is I don't have a set schedule of classes/work every day (my internship is very fluid with work times as long as I get a certain number of hours in) so I have different free time every day depending on when I decide to get up. It's hard to write at the same time every day, even though I've heard this is the best way to do it.
What do you think? When do you write every day? When is your favorite time to write? And if you had a choice in your schedule, when would you prefer to write?
Oh, also, because I am basically Rick Riordan's
professional book pimp unpaid one-woman marketing department, check out the cover for The Lost Hero (out October 12)!