Night owl #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

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NNight owl 

Today mainly relates to writing binges, and since my binges invariably happen during the night, I took a few liberties with the title. What can I say? I’m a night owl. Although it’s fair to say that many a creative soul would fall into the same category. Either that or an early bird – those up at the crack of dawn with a spring in their step and a muse on their back! In either case there are less people around to interrupt! 

I’m not a particularly disciplined writer. Perhaps if I followed a schedule, I’d get more done. But I’ve found that I’m more productive when I follow my inner clock, the rebellious gatekeeper controlling my creativity. It flows without restraint…perhaps because there aren’t any! 

Still, it’s not entirely healthy when I give in to the urge and binge on words throughout the night. It’s like a writing delirium, when I can’t stop because the ideas are coming so thick and fast I can’t keep up. It’s almost like something takes over. When the fog finally clears, and I’m hovering somewhere between elation and exhaustion, I’m surprised at the results on the page.  

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I cannot write at night. I seem too tired! I wish I could–there are so many hours to fill!

I’m totally a night owl too! I’d stay up until 3 a.m. every single night if I could skip the whole morning part of my day.
Doree Weller

Considering that I’m writing this comment at 1:20am, suffice it to say that I can relate 😉

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