I find my best writing comes I’m tired and it’s very late at night. It’s quiet, I’m focused and I don’t care what appears on the page because all I want to do is get to sleep. If I’m angry, so much the better.
Recently, Dutch researchers found that angry creative people produced a higher volume of work. It’s short-lived though because anger depletes your resources, and reduces creativity. For creatives, they found it was better to be sad than angry.
Read more on the study at Freakonomics.
When do you do produce your best writing?