Hah, bet that got your attention.
Seriously, though, I’m still trying to get into some sort of steady writing routine. My work schedule is kind of all over the place, so it’s been hard with this job to find a constant. I was finding that I’d come home from a long day at DayJob, and sit in front of the internet until it was time for bed. I’d write, sure, but I wasn’t getting either the quality or the volume I wanted.
I’ve always enjoyed staying up late, and I’ve always slept in. I decided to get up earlier and knock out a couple hours’ writing every morning before work. I used to think I could only be creative at night, but looking back that was a flawed assumption. Of course it seemed like I could only do stuff at night; I was sleeping in until the last possible moment before work.
I decided on this new morning plan a couple of weeks ago. Today was the first day it went according to plan.
The results? I grabbed a coffee and some breakfast, chowed while I caught up on time-wasters, and by the time I had finished breakfast I was ready to go.
I met my word-count goal for the entire day within an hour of waking.
Not only that, but already having accomplished my self-imposed goal for the day put me in a much better headspace for DayJob. I felt great.
My God, I think I’m becoming one of…those people.