There was a great streak last year where I was up and at my desk by 6 or 6:30am. I wrote for at least an hour every morning, even if the output was not outputting. I sat. I pondered. I wrote.
I also drank a lot of coffee.
Now, most mornings, I can't seem to get out of bed before 8am. It's partially that I stay up too late. Maybe I'm getting complacent now that I'm seeing modest success as a fledgling playwright.
Maybe a lot of things.
Maybe my peak writing hours are not, in fact, right after I jump out of bed, but rather a few hours later—now? Maybe what I should try to do is get to work early, take a long writerly lunch, and stay late to make up the time?
I know that when I'm feeling stuck a change of venue and a limited amount of time in which to write will usually get me unstuck—I'm never more productive than at a small table with a legal pad, a pen, and a large iced coffee (black, like a boss). I wrote most of my weekly challenges that way, and maybe I need to get back to it.
When are your peak writing hours?