Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Do you have a writing routine?
I don’t. At all. But as Nicole reminded me last week in the comments here, some writing guides recommend that you write at the same place at the same time every day.
This falls into the Totally Impossible category of my life – the same place where I keep my time machine, my Nobel Prize for General Awesomeness, and my gym membership. I mean, I do not do routine. Do Not.
I do 24/7 shift work instead.
Sometimes my alarm goes off at 5 am and I crawl out of bed and get to work without really remembering the drive there. Sometimes at 5 am I’m sitting at work watching the clock and waiting for the bleary-eyed morning shift to straggle in looking like something from Dawn of the Dead. And, just rarely, sometimes at 5am I’m in bed asleep like a normal person.
I can’t write at the same time every day. I can’t even eat breakfast at the same time everyday. I write when I can, where I can. I’d love to say that it’s the method that works best for me, but I’ve got nothing to compare it with.
If you have a writing routine or have tried one, I’d love to know how it works for you.