I am not a morning person. If I could I would sleep until noon and then even some more. I would curl up in bed and cover myself under the sheets for as long as I could. But this is not an option not only because my mind is counting the tasks that wait to be done, but also because I have to go to work.
The thing though is that I am a morning writer.
Yep, contradictory, I know but true.
In the morning inspiration runs in me like the blood in my veins. My hands long for the keyboard, my mind works in peculiar ways but I have to do a million other things other than writing. Well, it sucks.
Lately my writing was dragging. I wrote about half an hour around 8 in the afternoon if I was lucky enough to have some inspiration and I wasn't exactly happy about it. More like whining and angry. So I had to do something productive to get myself out of this misery of non-writing time.
So now, I write on the road to work. Well, it's not that I'm the crazy woman driving and writing at the same time, no. I'm not putting anyone in danger. I take the subway to work and that is where I'm doing my writing this week. Not the perfect place, but it is the perfect time for me so why to waste it?
I turn off my Kobo and open my notebook. I have forty minutes before I reach my destination and I need to make them count. If the notebook is not handy I use my phone. Not like that I haven't done this before.
You may wondering about the distractions in the subway and for a good reason. But this is nothing that can't be fixed with earplugs. Put some music on, take a seat if you're lucky enough and let your writer's mind travel you.
This morning I managed to write about 200 words and move the story forward. Well, I don't have figured out the rest of the chapter, but this was progress! Imagine doing it this every morning. This way you don't have to wait the day to pass by so you can write and you can take advantage of the time you waste on the road. Well, if you're a morning writer. But if you don't try it out once in a while. It is true that after a good sleep our mind is like a well-oiled machine. You can never know what surprises may come by writing while you are on the road.
Any other suggestions are welcomed!