So here is the writing routine of Stephen King.
Afternoons: Naps and letters
Evenings: Reading, family, and television
I like that there is a clear and segmented nature to this that flashes glimpses of a military discipline.
I am reading into the tone of course, but I can not imagine King one weekday suddenly deciding to lay in bed and watch TV until noon.
Much more trying is keeping up a writing routine while maintaining a non-writing job.
There are only two real choices. In the morning before work, or in the evening after work.
And, if you wish, here is Annie Dillard’s writing routine.
Anyone looking to start a writing routine, a writing life, must read Bird By Bird.
Myown schedule is pretty clear-cut. Mornings belong to whatever is new—the current composition. Afternoons are for naps and letters. Evenings are for reading, family, Red Sox games on TV, and any revisions that just cannot wait. Basically, mornings are my prime writing time.