When the nights get longer and the sun makes a much briefer appearance during the day that is when I find myself at my most creative. I am not sure why this is true but it is.
The sun sets about three hours after the final school bell rings. My kids come home and tell me all about their days while I get dinner ready. Homework gets done and we manage to get at least two hours of family time a night. When the clock strikes 8 they are off to bed since school is back in session and I get to dig out the computer. I often find myself writing until 2 or 3 in the morning, especially if the story is just flowing perfectly. I have gone more than once with only about thirty minutes of sleep because I was afraid if I stopped writing the flow would be interrupted and not picked back up again easily.
With the coming of Autumn NanoWriMo has started. I know it’s not for everyone but I enjoy seeing my friends ad acquaintances post their word counts at the end of the day. I admit to hardly ever posting my count, mostly because by two in the morning I have forgotten.
With five hours of writing time I tend to get a lot written during these darker months. I think there is something peaceful about the dark quiet of the night which makes it easier to write.
Do you find creativity flows more easily for you during the day or at night?