Is there a magical time of day that is “best” to write? I suppose that depends on who you ask. For some writers, the best time for inspiration is in the morning before the sun rises. Others may say it’s the silent of night between 12 - 3AM. Or, if you’re like me, it’s not about the time of day but rather finding the perfect environment.
The Morning Writer’s Argument:
It’s better to write while you have the willpower to do so. It’s been proven that your willpower to get tasks completed is strongest at the start of the day. Additionally, we tend to have more energy and clarity in the morning (Authors Unlimited). This is because we’re not yet carrying all of the worries and doubts that accumulate throughout the day, which means we have less distractions to concern ourselves with.
The Night Owl’s Argument:
The night is completely devoid of distractions. You can let go of the day’s to-do lists and no one’s around to bug you when everyone goes to bed. Additionally, you have the benefit of utilizing all of the ideas and inspiration you’ve accumulated over the day. When you’re slightly tired late at night, the critical part of your brain shuts down, which leaves your mind open to sprouts of creativity.
In The End…
Either option can work, depending on your lifestyle and busy schedule. There is no “best” time for everyone because we’re all different. However, there’s a best time for you to write so try out different options until you determine what that is!