“The desk in the room, near the bed, with a good light, midnight to dawn, a drink when you get tired…” -Jack Kerouac
Good old handsome Kerouac, rolling up his shirt sleeves, drinking and typing at speed through the nights into the mornings. Who doesn’t love On the Road, jouncing around in the back of a flatbed, arguing that the best road trip money spent on nutrition must be apple pie with ice cream?
But Jack, some of us writers like our sleep. And, family and friends, at the end of a day, not slam-writing all night.
We want great lives, as well as excellent writing careers.
“I start early in the morning. I’m usually out in the woods with the dog as soon as it gets light; then I drink a whole lot of tea and start as early as I can, and I go as long as I can…” – Robert Stone.
Writing Tip: Your Great Writing Mornings
There’s got to be a personal happy medium. So on this first week of the new year, take a moment to list 3 ways to devise a tradition to bring even better mornings to a writing career.
I hope you’ll have another brilliant week in your writing career. Cheers Mel
Mel Anastasiou writes The Fairmount Manor Mysteries series, starring Mrs Stella Ryman, The Hertfordshire Pub Mysteries series, starring Spencer Stevens, and is Senior Acquisitions Editor with Pulp Literature Press.
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