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When is your peak time to write? Jill Kemerer

When is Your Peak Time to Write?

I am NOT a morning person. For every piece of advice I read that says to write first thing in the morning, I want to growl. The only thing I can do first thing in the morning is brew a pot of coffee. Even that can challenge me at times.

Granted, I’m in the minority on this one. Most people I talk to admit they do their best work in the morning. I’m fine with that. Hey, we can’t help how we’re wired.

I do my best work in the middle hours. 10am – 4pm. Before 10am, I work out and read the Bible. After 4pm, I switch projects and work on things I need less brain power for. It works for me.

Although I am not a morning person, I get up early every day. It helps me ease into my day, and I find that not being rushed makes a big difference in my mood.

When is your ideal time to get into the writing groove?

Are you able to write during this time, or do you have other obligations?

Also, when is your worst time for writing? For me, it’s late at night. I’m fried after a long day and just need to veg out.

Have a great day! March is almost here! Woohoo!!


Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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  1. Morning people scare me….although the dh is up and at em at 4:30am, ugh. Best time to write here is when the sun goes down and it’s quiet with nothing to keep me company except the stars in the sky. Worst time — when the sun is up and shining, shivers.

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