Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic:
What time do you prefer to do your writing? Early Worm? Night Owl ? Any five seconds you can grab?
Most of you know my 24/7 real job = high school math teacher, and that right now, I'm soaking up the last remnants of my summer break. Andbutso, this question has two answers.
Me. With more than one answer. Imagine that.
During the summer, my writing schedule varies, but I am a morning person through and through. And I have to be. While my children are completely fabulous, they test the limits of bed time during the summer. I've given up trying with my tween - she just goes to bed sometime before midnight. The seven year old ornery monster - maybe nine-thirty? Yeah. Can't wait to see how they operate on that first day of school in two weeks.
But the cool thing - they sleep until at least eight if not nine or ten. So I just get up by
Next Wednesday, I return to work. And my life is not my own. The whole family starts school before 7:30 (my husband's a teacher too!). After, I morph into mom mode. Or wife mode. Or tutor mode. Or chauffeur mode. Or - you get it. It's crazytown.
So when do I write?
Yep. I really don't mind. Because I know, armed with coffee and total solitude and quiet, my muse awakens. And I get some of my best work done.
And I do try to squeeze in a few moments during the day - during my planning period (shhh), when the kids are at whatever practice, sometimes sitting in my son's doorway as he tries to fall asleep (at a much earlier bedtime).
So how about YOU? Early worm? Night owl? When do you squeeze the writing in?