More of a Sloth

This week we’re discussing if we’re night owls or early birds. I suppose I would be a night owl. I love the twilight hours. My creativity really seems to come alive at the time as well. It always has. Back when I was in school I would stay up all night writing, its also when I stayed up until dawn reading.

I used to stay up until three or four in the morning writing and editing. I worked from home and set my own schedule. Now that I have a job outside of the home I can’t do that anymore. I have to be up around five in the morning to get ready for my day and get my kids ready for theirs. I simply can’t write during the day, I have tried multiple times but never end up with anything I would say is usable. I try to write at night but there are so many nights when I drift off to sleep by eight o’clock with my computer open and curser blinking which means my writing has really been put on the back burner.

I suppose while I consider myself a night owl as that is when my creative juices really begin to flow right now, I’m not night owl or an early bird. I’m more of a literary sloth.


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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4 Responses to More of a Sloth

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    a literary sloth? Hardly.
    But I certainly understand the feeling, when you’re so exhausted by the challenges of the day that you practically fall asleep with your fingers on the keyboard.
    Back during those days when you wrote (or read) for most of the night, I guess you were definitely a night owl at that point!

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I wouldn’t say you’re a sloth. You’re a busy mom. Keep the stories percolating – maybe use a voice recorder or digital notebook to keep from losing them – and make it a priority to get back to them later, when your kids are more independent.


  3. Elaine Cantrell says:

    Not a sloth. Just very busy.

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