Best time to write

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Many people say that you should find the time of day that you are most creative.

This is terrible advice. For a start, most of us have other jobs and responsibilities which take a large portion of our time. We only have a few hours in our busy day to get any writing done. So you need to sit down and write.

Turn writing into a habit. Force yourself to sit down and knock out some quality work. Don’t feel that you have to get a certain number of pages done, just make sure you have done the best you can in the available time. It might a 10 pages, it might be 10 lines, get something on paper so that you feel you have achieved something.