Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Proverbial Patting of the Back

I'm not one to go around patting myself on the back...oh hell, who am I kidding, yeah I am. Anyho, I just realized that it is two weeks shy of a year since my work office moved closer to my home, allowing me almost 2 blissful hours every morning to work on my writing, which considering the morning is my most productive writing time, has been a blessing. Before that, my writing was sporadic. Minutes grabbed here and there, ideas or scenes scribbled as they popped into my head, promises made that I would work on it after work, then arriving home brain dead from my mind numblingly boring day job unable to string enough words together to form a coherent sentence. I wasn't making nearly the progress I wanted to, the progress I had promised myself when I left my old job and made a few life changes geared towards making my writing a priority. Then the move, and the promise that I would rise every morning at 5:50 AM and write until the last possible minute before I had to leave for work (there was of course time alotted for showering, etc, because I am a creature of vanity and no way am I walking around looking like crap). It has been the one writing promise I have kept. Save for the odd power outage and a bout with the flu which made my head feel like it was being crushed in a vice, I have not missed a day. I have rediscovered my muse, and learned to write anyway on the days she didn't show up. I have found my groove, my writing mojo. Those two glorious hours in the morning, with java in hand and ideas, scenes, dialogue and delightful characters running around in my cranium, are my happy place. I can't imagine giving it up. Even my worst writing days are a million times better than my best workday. I can't wait to make it a full time gig. And I will, despite the odds. Go big, or go home, I say. I'm opting for the former.

7 comments:

Melissa Marsh said...

Awesome job! I'm glad you were able to find the time that worked for you. There's no way I could write in the mornings - I'm definitely a night person. :-)

Maxx said...

hell yeah me too. I don't even come to full consciousness until 7pm.

Rene said...

I tried getting up at 5 a.m. so I could grab an hour of writing time before my kids got up. You know what those brats did? They got up with me.

Glad you found a system that works. Just when I think I've found a perfect schedule, the earth tilts and I have to start all over.

Buttercup and JOHN-43 said...

glad you get the time to write :)))))

TRES CEE said...

i fully appreciate your situ, in i also write and work better in morning before five though, i start sometimes at 3 or 3 thirty, and then i may get up at four or five or five thirty, and i don't write so much as i comment on blogs and on constitutional issues and or economic political issues which i believe are regional ones rather then democat or republican, and /or liberal or conservative, all issues can be tied to regional economic issues if looked at in the context of greed, so that being able to think clearly in early hours gives time to comment fully on them and with objectivity and clarity of the mind, giving more correct viewpoint expressions, you are accomplished writer to be able to do the same thing, it requires drive and opportunity, more then available to others esecially with children as in Rene, I don't envy her a tilt in earth, heh heh,

Anonymous said...

ew. morning.

hey it's almost a year since I QUIT that hellhole!!!

*mwah*

ces

Kelly said...

Yes I know, because it's been a year since that place has been even an ounce of fun! Miss you Clairee!