By Mark Alpert
This post is late today because I overslept. I do most of my writing late at night, and I have to wake up early to get the kids off to school, so by the end of the week I’m usually exhausted. I try to make up for the sleep deficit by snoozing for ten hours on Friday night. Hence the delay.
I suspect I’m not the only writer who suffers from this problem. There are a lot of advantages to working late at night — it’s quiet, no interruptions, tons of existential despair. Plus, if you have a day job and you’re busy with the family in the evening, when else are you going to write?
I suppose I could’ve written the post in advance, but I’m also a procrastinator. Another common affliction. So please accept my apologies.