I always used to write in the evenings and nap time (when DS was small). Then he outgrew the nap and I would wait until his bedtime and work until the wee hours of the night. I would have to divide up this time with our business obligations as well, but somehow I was able to do it.
Then DD came along. And even though I still write in the evenings I find I’m struggling with word count. By the time I shower (I’ve started doing this after kids go to bed b/c I have an urge to wash myself of the kid-induced mess that somehow always gets all over me + I feel like it mentally prepares me to start the second part of my day) get settled at my computer, clean up the kitchen (and by clean I mean things hastily put away, not sparkling)throw in a load of laundry, feed the cat, brew some coffee, it’s usually 8pm. So I’ll work from eight to midnight. But from around ten o’clock productivity starts waning.
So, my new plan is to try and wake up early in the morning…I’ve tried it for two days…and it’s AMAZING.
Word count up.
There is something so exhilarating about waking up to a silent house (when you are used to waking up to chaos) and brewing a cup of coffee and drinking it in silence, in front of my computer. And I’m actually still able to use my evening writing time, but I’m going to go to bed earlier so I’m not exhausted when my alarm goes off at 5:00am. It’s also great starting the day feeling that I’ve already accomplished something by the time I drive DS to school.
I think I’m onto a good thing…this was the year I said I’d come back with a bang.
And I intend on following through.