I get asked a lot about when I find time to write. I mean, with a family of six, a full-time job, church responsibilities, life responsbilities, when do I fit in time for crafting stories and visiting other realities?
It’s not easy but it’s all about the morning for me.
My alarm goes off at 4:25 am and I hit the snooze button once, get out of bed and head downstairs. After firing up the computer I check emails, check Facebook, and a few other websites I visit on a daily basis (drudgereport.com, theblaze.com, michaelhyatt.com). Then I get started on the writing. I usually have to quit around 6:45 am to get ready for work, sometimes this works out well because I can time it that I’m at a chapter or scene break, other times it’s like walking away from the table in the middle of a really good meal.
I then read some Scripture, get ready for work, then head off for a day of dealing with the problems of others.
Most nights I go to bed around 11. I’m asleep within 30 seconds of my head hitting the pillow. No kidding. People ask if I get enough sleep. I tell them I catch up on my sleep while I’m driving 🙂
So what’s your morning ritual like? Is it relaxed and unhurried? Or is it a mad dash to get ready and out of the house to get to work or school on time? Is there anything specific you do every morning that prepares you for your day?