Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[process] The write time of day

An interesting (to me) observation from my experiences working on Tourbillon. Some days I write in the afternoon and evening, schedule permitting. Some days I write very early, as I did today — got up at three, exercised, showered, and was at the keyboard from 4:00 to 5:30.

When I write early, the throughput is a lot slower than when I write late. The typos are more prevalent. But the story doesn’t seem to suffer. In fact, it may have improved slightly.

I believe I shall attempt an experiment some time in November, once this book is drafted. I’m going to try writing a short story (or more likely a novella, I owe a few of those around) by only writing very early. I want to see how different it might be when I am closer to the dreaming time and not so filled with the work of my day.

Do you write on a regular schedule? Or does it shift around for you? How does that affect your output? What is your write time of the day?

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

Tags: process, tourbillion, writing

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