As an author, I have to find time to think about my books. For me it’s not just sitting down and writing it, it’s also thinking through some of the main points of the book. Even though I’m not a true plotter that outlines the story, I still have to pick a direction and go!
Thinking about the characters and the general plot is often done when I have a spare moment – in the shower, on my daily commute, etc.
But I have found for me that the best time to come up with those great character developing moments and pivotal scenes is first thing in the morning when my alarm has gone off and I set it for snooze, or I know that I can stay in bed a little bit longer on the weekend.
That is when the ideas come to me since I’m not bogged down with to do lists, and social media, and my day job. My psyche is free to explore options I wouldn’t think about if I was fully awake.
I call it my sleepy author time. And I treasure it.
So if you’re trying to work through something, try thinking about it when you first wake up. You never know what you might come up with!