Are You A Lark Or An Owl?

I’m trying to squeeze more writing hours into my day. I work full time so I reckon there are two choices — before work or after work. I read around and find there’s a kind of cult out there about being a winner by getting up before you go to bed. Maybe you’ve seen them:

Early Bird? Not me.

That’s not much better is it? I mean, really — they had to study that?

What’s it got to do with writing?

Writing and editing require two different hats

The Takeaway

  1. Some of us are larks and some owls. It’s just the way we’re made. If you try to do your best creative work when all your brain wants to is curl up in a corner and sleep — your writing will not fly.
  2. When you’re editing what you’ve written it’s even more important to feel fresh, fully charged and optimistic.
  3. Here’s the kicker. If you keep trying to work against the grain, you will end up hating what you do. That’s as good a way as any to kill your enthusiasm and whither your talent on the vine.

You can take a quiz to work out whether you are a Lark or Owl here.

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Exploring the intersection between good organisation and creativity |Blog | Digital Garden | https://bettercreativity.co.uk/