This year, all of my kids are in school, which means I have about six hours to myself. My plan was to write during the day while I was home alone and then be available to my family for stalking in the evenings. The day writing has sucked for me big time. I’ve tried setting daily word goals, BICHOK for a certain amount of time everyday and varying the time of day I write. I even started working on another wip. None of these things helped increase my word production. I was becoming discouraged.
Then I was out buying feed for our chickens earlier this week and I had an Aha! moment– I’m an owl trying to be chicken.
Before this school year, I did most of my writing at night. After the kids were in bed. Some nights I’d be up until 2 am writing even though my alarm would be going off in a few hours. A few nights I’d pull an allnighter. I’d be a zombie when the sun was out, but lots of words were added to my wip.
The first time I sat down to write at night, I added over 800 words to a scene I’d been stuck on for a week. I am a night owl hear me hoot!
So are you a chicken or owl? Or when do you do write?