I’m a night owl. I love staying up late because it’s quiet and I don’t have to deal with anyone else. There’s no questions, no noise, no interruptions. But when it comes to writing, especially if I have deadlines (like in the case of NaNo), I find myself putting my writing off. I know I need to get it done by a certain time or date, but I keep thinking I’ll get to it later.
I always do. I’ll finish my writing by the deadline but it’s a struggle. Case in point, today. I know I need to write at least 1,667 words today to make my word count for NaNo, plus what I didn’t finish last night. Technically, since I’m shooting for 2,000 words per day, I need to write 3.500 to get caught back up. I’ve known I needed to write this all day but I’ve pushed it off. And now I have less than 2 hours to do it in.
It’s 10 o’clock, I should be getting ready for bed, if not sleeping by now. I’m tired of all the late nights especially since I don’t get things done during the day. So I’ve decided to change it up a little. I’m going to start writing when I first wake up. If I can get at least 1,000 words done in the morning, there won’t be as much to write at night. I’m really shooting to get the 2,000 written first thing in the morning, but if I don’t at least I’ll have written something.
So starting tomorrow, I’m going to write and blog in the morning so I’m not rushing at the end of the day.