You’ve read a million times that writers need to write as soon as they get up or as soon as they get to their desks. It’s the conventional wisdom passed down by writing teachers and experts everywhere.
Here’s my dirty little secret: I don’t write first thing.
Why not? I have a different process for shallow work and deep work. Here’s my reasoning:
1. I need to warm up.
I’m not ready for intense concentration first thing. Shallow stuff like [Read more…] about Who Says You Must Write First Thing? I Don’t!