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Road Trip Wednesday #91 Time For Writing!


Welcome to our 91st Road Trip Wednesday!



Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.


This Week's Topic:


What time do you prefer to do your writing? Early Worm? Night Owl ? Any five seconds you can grab?



Road Trip Song of the Week:

Nothing But a Good Time" by Poison  (nothing helps to get over that Wednesday hump like some hairband rock)

Amanda Hannah

Amanda grew up on a big farm in a small town with one stoplight, one school, and a handful of imaginary friends.She would’ve gone to college forever, but eight years and five majors tested her advisor’s patience. So she moved to Germany to explore creepy castles before landing in Spain where she’s perfecting her Flamenco.

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30 comments:

  1. Interesting timing, since I actually wrote a blog post about finding your "zone" today before I read about this.

    My ideal time changed, which is why I wrote a post about it:

    http://avajae.blogspot.com/2011/08/finding-your-zone-again.html

    Should be interesting to see the other answers!

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  2. My writing time is my lunch hour at work every day. I try at night, but by the time the kids go to bed, I am too exhausted to keep my eyes open! LOL

    Sometimes if I'm on a deadline, I'll take a day off from work and go somewhere and just write.

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  3. I keep to a pretty strict writing schedule, or I tend to fall into procrastination. Tuesdays and Thursdays are full work days, and MWF are split up between "writing business", running errands, and photography tasks.

    But of course if I'm under deadline or deep in revisions, all bets are off and any time is fair game. Then, I work every spare moment.

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  4. Mine is here! http://bit.ly/q6zrsD

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  5. I write sporadically at various times of the day. Usually, after a major writing session I'll wake up early the next morning to go over what I'd written the day before. Then I'll spend a few minutes on the Internet, write, YouTube, write, Blogger, write. Rinse and repeat.

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  6. I was just thinking about this the other day!

    http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-tick-tock-time-to-write.html

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  7. Can I be an Early Bird and a Night Owl?

    Mine post is here: katyupperman.com

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  8. Here is mine: http://ohthevoices.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-time-to-write.html

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  9. Here's mine: http://theunemployedbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/08/so-much-timeso-little-to-do.html

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  10. The response of a night owl transitioning to a morning person...even if it kills me: http://writingonalimb.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-write-time.html

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  11. It's like y'all can read my mind...or have a fly on my wall. *paranoid, don't mind me*

    http://overyonderlit.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-tick-tock-tap-tap-tapping-on-my.html

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  12. Time? What's that?

    http://alisonmiller20.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-racing-with-sun.html

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  13. It depends on the type of work day I'm having! http://www.kristinhalbrook.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-91-time-to-write.html

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  14. nightowl here.
    http://www.chelseyblair.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-writing-time.html

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  15. Here's mine:

    http://daydreamertowriter.blogspot.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-all-about-time.html

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  16. Great first Road Trip for me on my website. (I just got back from a literal road trip that was medicinal for my muse.)

    In case the embedded link doesn't work, here's my blog!
    http://lastephens.blogspot.com/2011/08/maiden-yoyage-on-road-trip-wednesday.html

    I'm looking forward to reading everyone's.

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  17. I love this topic! Can't wait to read all the different posts.

    http://www.jaquiradiaz.com/1/post/2011/08/the-writers-life-how-i-write-where-i-write-when-i-write.html

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  18. Loved reading some of the stories above - I'm jealous of all you morning people. I can grab snippets of writing time during the breaks at day job, but otherwise daytime writing seems to fail me.

    http://emmamaree.com/writing/road-trip-wednesday-inspiration-oclock/

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  20. Sorry about the previous comment I deleted. There was a horrible typo I overlooked (lol). Anyway, great topic! Here is my post:
    http://aimeereneewrites.blogspot.com/2011/08/tik-tok-on-clock.html

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  21. Must...drag...self...through...headache.

    Must...finish....post....

    http://zapslobstertank.blogspot.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-writers-do-it.html

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  22. I'm a nocturnal writer -- a midnight-to-three writer. It's not really ideal, but I have my reasons ...

    Check out my post at http://leysaulnier.com (or click my name)

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  23. I've been grappling with this for a while...

    http://crystalschubert.com/2011/08/10/i-am-not-a-morning-person/

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  24. Oh this one was so easy! Here's mine:

    http://thewordsonpaper.blogspot.com/2011/08/rtw-finding-time-to-write.html

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  25. Ah, when to write, the eternal question.

    http://www.authorkatenorris.com/wordpress/2011/08/10/ya-highway-road-trip-wednesday/

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  26. Here's mine!

    http://jessicalovewrites.blogspot.com/2011/08/road-trip-wednesday-when-do-you-write.html

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  27. I'm hardly what you'd call a consistent writer. I do my best writing on Sunday afternoons. On a day-to-day basis, I tend to write in the early evening - around 7ish - to 11 o'clock.

    Great post! (And love the song!)

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  29. Check out my fantastical answer at http://williamfriskey.blogspot.com/. I'm enjoying reading all the others. I feel like I need a more eccentric routine, though. Something writerly and pretentious. Maybe bunny slippers and an eye patch to get the creativity flowing? Anyway, enjoy the blog.

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  30. http://www.relicsofprovidence.com/2011/08/its-times-like-these.html

    Or if you don't feel like clicking... :P

    I've been told many a time that my best writing was done at around three in the morning. Unfortunately, having a day job means that three in the morning writing events come few and far between. But I do make use of the few chances I get. But I write whenever I have the time and mood for it. I don't force myself to write, because then it comes out gross. But I help myself along to motivation with music, tea and the like.

    But overall, my favorite time to write is early morning hours. Any time after midnight and before six AM is my golden time. I don't know if it's because I'm tired or because everyone else around me is passed out. But there's some factor you get while the rest of your world is asleep that can't be recreated otherwise...

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