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This year, we will share practical tips for using writing prompts at the beginning of each post. In June, we look at the perfect time for writing.
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The Perfect Time Is Morning, Noon, Or Night
‘Early rising may not be a vice . . . but it is certainly no virtue. The old saw about the early bird just goes to show you that the worm should have stayed in bed. I can’t stand people who are smug about how early they get up.’ – End Sleep Discrimination
This quote made me smile. If you are an early riser, that is great. I am not. In my office working days, I was often subjected to the glare of a watch-checking colleague who, with raised eyebrows, questioned my bleary-eyed, coffee-soaked appearance. The fact that I worked until midnight is not mentioned in their chipper-early-bird diatribe.
I have tried to be an early riser. Really I have tried the 5 a.m. Club, and morning pages. They just don’t work for me
I work at night. Sometimes all night. That was the biggest change when I had kids. I had to change that. I have a bedtime alarm set for midnight. I must go to sleep. I miss working at 2 a.m. the most.
The point of this is that you should write when it works for you and when it works with your schedule. The muse shows up when you do. I learnt that the 2 a.m. magic that I missed came from the writing, not the time. It was hard, but I figured it out. I made my writing dates at 8 a.m. Your dates can be at the crack of dawn, during a lunch break, or at 2 a.m. Stop listening to people who want to force their schedules on you. Writing is hard enough. Do what works for you.
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30 Writing Prompts For June 2021
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by Mia Botha
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