I had this idea for a blog post in the middle of the night and wrote it down on a piece of paper. However, I participate in a memoir writing group on Mondays (via Google Meet that I found on MeetUp.com) and didn’t really plan my day appropriately… so you get a short and sweet #MemoirMonday because I wanted to make sure to squeak it in February.
In that memoir writing group ironically we are going to talk about finding time to write next week. I swear I had this blog topic in mind before I heard that (seriously, I did and have the chicken scratch scrawled almost illegibly on a notepad to prove it). The reason I want to talk about this topic is I recently have started a routine that is making me very happy, generating results and I hope to continue doing this for as long as it feels write (sorry for all the stupid write/right jokes).
I have never been a morning person. I’m still not… however I find I am most successful at writing first thing in the morning. I get dressed and settle in my recliner and write stream-of-conscious-style in a notebook. I find I am most successful at just concentrated writing and following a thought to completion when I write long-hand in a notebook and don’t touch my computer, phone or iPad. Below is a little graphic I made about what works for me with my writing time. I look forward to learning more tips and techniques on finding and dedicating time to writing in my memoir class next week.