You know that advice that you should get up an hour earlier so you can write?
Yeah, I’ve never done that. Wake up at 6am, are you kidding me?
Then last week I had a brilliant idea. Instead of getting up earlier, I could go to work an hour later.
It does mean I have a shorter lunch break and have to stay later, but if I dedicate an hour to writing in the morning, I don’t really need such a long evening.
I’m testing it this week. And so far, so good on the writing side. I’m more alert and creative when not writing after a long day at the day job. I’m not sure how well it will do with roller derby practice in the evening and my love of not staying late at work, but it’s early days yet. I will find out.
The new schedules does leave me bouncing from vulnerable moment to vulnerable moment. Not because of the schedule, but I’m tired from a roller derby bout this past weekend and I’m not good with change. I’m already dealing with moving desks. Everything is backwards! It doesn’t help that they keep moving people around me too.
I love my routines. I love my consistent work environment. So until I get used to the new desk and the new schedule, I’m just going to be a nervous wreck.
But my writing time is excellent! And that’s what counts, right?
It’s times like these I’m amazed at Daniel’s tenacity. Kayto had to practically drag Seraphin into doing what’s best (how much does he take after me???). But Daniel just does, no matter how hard it is. He would even get up at 6am.
And moving desks does not frazzle him at all. Not at all.
Although, that’s all changing for the third book in the series. Poor Daniel. The world constantly tests him.