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    I'm most prolific when...

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Chaos Inc., Jul 6, 2014.

    I'm so tired I don't care what I'm writing.

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    It is 3:00 am, I cannot sleep, and an idea suddenly pops into my head.
     
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    I am most prolific when I am actually writing and not sitting around thinking about writing.
     
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    I have a good bottle of whiskey or wine beside me and a full pack of cigarettes.
     
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    I have the house to myself and can just let go
     
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    I'm most prolific when I'm not lazy. Which is 80% of the time haha
     
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    About ten sentences into a scene. The first initial sentences feel like I'm stumbling in the dark.
     
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    I'm most prolific when I'm at work.. and thinking about writing more than the job I'm supposed to be doing... o_O
     
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    A glass of wine in...maybe two...
     
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    When I should be doing something else.
     
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    When I'm not tired. Though, sometimes when I'm really tired, I get stuff out since I'm too tired to think about other things.
     
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    Sadly I'm probably in the boat of when I'm too tired to care as well. I set aside writing time, can't focus, get worked up, get phone calls, ad get nothing done...but when it's 11:00 at night, it's quiet, and the pressure of having to write becomes a motivator...then I can write pages and pages of decent (but typo-riddled) stuff.
     
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    And I know 11:00 doesn't sound late to some people...but for me it's late enough to be too tired :p
     
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    When it's bed time.

    I can sit all day and write 100 words but as soon as 11pm draws near, the brain kicks in, the muse starts dancing and the word count finds its way into four figures.

    I used to sit there until 2am but these days I have to stop, jot down my thoughts and go to bed.
     
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    I'm usually in bed by 9 on work nights otherwise I'm too tired.

    I am most prolific in the morning just after I wake up at 5am, another reason why I go to bed at 9.
     
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    When I sit down to write and start writing I can usually keep the momentum going. The inertia of not writing is tough to get over, but I definitely don't have any set times or moods to write. I'd find that way too limiting.
     
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    Me too.

    ...except I don't write anything.

    Wait. What does 'prolific' mean, exactly?
     
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    I'm in the 'being way too tired to care' boat, combined with a healthy dose of having the house to myself. I don't know why, but even just knowing that someone else is around is enough to interrupt my brainspace.

    Lucky for me, my fiance works nights, so usually my exhaustion coincides with having an empty house!
     
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    ...the world has changed for the better. I'm not prolific. I'm a procrastinator and I put off writing as long as I physically can with snacks, TV, the internet, my cats, more TV, more snacks, walks, sleep, daydreaming and sometimes muttering obscenities at my invisible friend called Hank. Writing for me is a chore. It's the boring bit that goes with creating. I'm on year number 8 and draft 153 of my 60k word book. But I love creating, so...
     
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    @Selbbin I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one muttering to invisible people as I try to force myself to write.
     
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    I thought it was a prerequisite!
     
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    The muttering, and the hair gets pretty out of hand from all the distressed fidgety hand-running through it.
     
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    I've experienced something so significant I feel I must put it into words.
     
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    @Selbbin I do the same thing, except it is usually my characters I'm talking to. Word of advice, don't tell a non-writer about it, I told my mum and she asked if I was going crazy.
     
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    After I've been at the wheel for hours and hours and thinking of nothing but where I left off and where I am going, in the story. When I get to the computer, I have a night's sleep between me and all that thinking I did. 5,000 words in a flash!
     

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