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Old 04-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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Writing at the wrong end of the day

I write at night. It's partly because I was always a night person, and partly because it's the time I can make available with minimal interruption. I'm now approaching the end of the third book in the series - supposedly the big finale, but it has gotten very hard to make progress.

My software development work has gotten into some detailed stuff right now and really pulling at my concentration through the day. My writing time comes and it takes all my effort to pull my head out of pointers and references and template instantiations and get it back into my story. And then, just as it is finally starting to happen, I see the time has gotten around to well after 2am and I know I have to go to bed or I will be useless the next day. I go to bed and lay awake with the story still in my head, ideas trying to form. ... But then the next night comes and the cycle starts over again, with me trying desperately to find those things that were just starting to come when I turned in last night. Ahhhh!!!!

There. I just wanted to get that off my chest.

P.S. Makes me wish I could write full time. Or had an employer that would have to give me holidays each year. Hmmm. This isn't really helping, I suppose, it's eating into my writing time. But I wanted to say it out loud, and who is more likely to understand than the good folks here.
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