I thought of the idea for this blog post during a late night writing session. Coincidence? I think not.
Over the past two years I have spent many nights during the school holidays typing away on my laptop instead of catching up on my sleep. This is mainly due to me not having much time to write creatively through the day. As well as the fact that at 12 pm I don’t have to think about all the work I should be completing for college.I would definitely say that at the moment it’s the only time where I can write freely without feeling guilty. So until I have time to write at ‘normal’ times through the day, I will continue to appreciate these little late night writing sessions.
Many people believe that writing at night isn’t beneficial. I admit fatigue can sometimes result in me having to correct a few shameless typos but it has its perks too. I enjoy everything about sitting and writing when the world around me is sleeping. There’s no traffic or TV shows to distract me. There’s no need to prioritize social things such as seeing friends. If I’m not sure about an idea I type it out anyway and leave it for another time. My random thoughts suddenly form into ideas and anything seems possible. Without these late night writing sessions I would find myself neglecting my hobby; inevitably succumbing to the fact that creative writing isn’t a necessity.
I can understand why some people may disagree that late night writing is the best kind of writing. However for me personally it has been a great way to continue my hobby alongside my college work. It’s something that I appreciate and it’s something I enjoy. Therefore it’s not something I will be giving up anytime soon. Do you like writing at unconventional times? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time keep dreaming x