“I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4).
Once upon a time, I told myself that I wrote best in the mornings, then I proved myself wrong by writing in the afternoons as well. Then I told myself I could write at all hours, then I proved myself wrong by only being able to produce meaningful chapters in the morning. So I tried to stick to the mornings, but ended up traveling overseas (pre-pandemic) with my timezones all upside down and I was writing at odd hours of the day and night. So to save myself some woes, I don’t pigeonhole myself into any part of the day or night anymore. As soon as I get a chance, I write, because that time, once lost, will not return. It does help to have editorial deadlines — they tell me that it doesn’t matter when I write as long as I get it done.