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May 13, 2019 19:00:05

Morning vs. Evening

by @brianball PATRON | 226 words | 418💌

Brian Ball

Total posts: 418💌
Total words: 119510 (478 pages 📄)

Writing is different when you're fresh.

Food is different when hungry.

Exercise is impossible when tired.

The When of your activity means something.

You might think -- I don't feel like writing until before I go to bed -- only then I'll have something to say. I'll review my day; leave journal - of sorts.


But what if you get too tired? What if you get distracted? Get called to help somebody who needs a ride to the airport?

There are an impossibly large number of ways you can miss your night writing -- and almost none that'll keep you from writing first thing in the morning ( if you get up early enough.)

A schedule I've been getting used to follows:

1. Wake up and say hi to anybody else up.

2. Brew some fresh coffee -- French Press - set a 4-minute timer

3. Maybe do some exercise or stretching or cleaning while I'm waiting for the coffee.

4. Pour a cup, sit down at my desk, start typing.

But, there is a problem.

If you get your typing done by 6:30 or 7:00 -- you've got all day to have more ideas -- ideas easily worth 200 words.

I'm calling it typing right now — not wording.

Write enough and you'll be verbing up your own sentiments.

(but write first thing in the am -- then write more in the afternoon -- and then again once Europe is in bed )

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    @brianball hihi... Europe in bed right now!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 16, 2019 21:54:58
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    @brianball I approve of the French press coffee method. I think with some people the low bar becomes a ceiling. It's a minimum of 200 words per day but by all means write more if inspiration strikes. And if you get more ideas write more posts a la @jasonleow

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 14, 2019 07:59:22
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      @brandonwilson yeah still falling down the rabbit hole...it never rains but pours! love this phrase "low bar becomes a ceiling" - never thought of it that way. hmmm.

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 14, 2019 23:31:54
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