According to most people, I’m not really a morning person, but that’s because I don’t think they truly understand how my brain works. I think this is because when I wake up, I like to move at my own pace, and have my own mental space to actually think about what I need to do for the day. Something I really love in the mornings is writing. It allows me to release my inner introvert, and feed it attention for a set period.
I’m super good at getting into the writerly frame of mind with a steaming cup of hot coffee, and moving into the ‘zone’. I’m especially good at doing it on the train as I ride the rails to work. I love it. Most afternoons as I catch the train home, I’m usually pretty tired, and would much rather not think… but relax. So, writing on the way home isn’t always very productive, unless I mentally prep myself as I’m wrapping up my day at work.
I’m also very good at writing in coffee shops, libraries, and other public spaces. As long as I have my headphones, I can zone out all of the public noise around me, and get working.
But when I’m at home, I disappear into my library still in my pajamas (if I can – daughter permitting) and delve into my imagination. For me, this creative area that I put my mind into really is the very best way to start a day. It puts me in a damn good mood for the rest of the day, and I feel as though I can tackle any challenge that comes my way.
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I’ve been told I’m not a morning person either. I dislike getting out of bed but that’s because I’m still drifting in my dreams, sifting them for ideas. Once I get out of bed they’re lost so I can’t keep up with them anymore. I’ve solved a few problems for my stories doing that.
Oooooooh, I LOVE dreaming. Writer’s right – I’m afraid 🙂 I gather all sorts of things from my dreams that I can implement into books. Some of them I write down, and I can plan things around them… sometimes they work, other times they don’t. But dreaming is fantastic imagination fodder.