I’ve often called myself a nocturnal writer and I must admit that this is quite a complex situation since I am in no other way nocturnal except for the fact that I like to sleep. That’s it.
Come nine o’clock I’m ready to hit the sack. If I make it to ten I’m usually near passing out. If I somehow manage to survive that and stay awake until midnight, I may as well have poured myself ten margaritas. My words get all slurred and if you so much as move the right way I find you insanely funny. If you asked me to walk a straight line I would fail. Horribly.
It gets ugly, people.
Everyone that knows me knows that the night is not my friend.
SO WHY IN THE HECK DOES MY BRAIN WANT TO WRITE AT NIGHT????
It’s the most frustrating thing! No sooner does my head hit the pillow than some plot hole begins to fill and actual paragraphs and dialogue begin scrolling through my head. My characters always choose this time to give me their best lines which of course I forget unless I manage to wake up enough to actually write it down. That rarely happens.
Instead, I’m left trying to piece things together the next day.
I guess it’s just part of how I write. It’s not ideal, but I can’t change it 🙂 I’ve certainly tried.
What about you guys?? Any writing habits you wish you could change?