And once again, the day begins with a bout of insomnia. (sigh)
Unfortunately, this is getting to be a relatively common occurrence these days. I don’t know if it’s nerves, the heat, last night’s dinner dancing around, or the story rattling around in my head. Whatever it is, I wish it would stop. I wish it would respect my desire to sleep at night, and work normal hours.
Of course, you know the old saying… wish in one hand, spit in the other. Guess which hand fills up first?
At any rate, this is Day 2 of my commitment to blog every weekday, and I’ve been up since a bit after 3AM. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal. One of the benefits of working for yourself is that you can make up your own hours. MBH and I discussed it long ago and decided that since neither of us was working a “regular” job, there was no need fretting about waking up in the middle of the night. If we woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep, then we had the luxury of getting up and doing whatever we felt like doing. In my case, it was usually writing. I could take the girls into my office and close the door so they wouldn’t wake MBH. She would sleep, and I would get a bit of writing done.
The difference now is that, since MBH now has regular work hours, I was going to try to match her hours to maximize the amount of time we get to spend together. And I suspect that getting up at 3 in the morning is NOT the best way to do that. I’m awake right now, but I’m sure I’ll end up tired later this morning, and I’ll have to fight the urge to take a nap, because if I do, then I won’t be tired when it’s time to go to sleep tonight.
Whatever. I’m up. I’ll figure it out.
So yesterday was the first day of the new life – the first day of my “1k per day” writing commitment for June. And how did I do?
Why, I’m so glad you asked! I wrote 1652 words. Go me! My BFAM, James Husum, pointed out that for November’s annual “National Novel Writing Month” (aka NaNoWriMo), aspiring novelists are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. He also pointed out that this comes to 1667 words per day. So if I can keep on track and do 2k per day, then I’ll basically be doing a NaNo every month. Yesterday was just shy of that goal, so I guess I need to kick it up a notch.
I have a few errands I need to do today, so I don’t know if I’ll hit it for today, but I’m going to do my best. Hopefully tomorrow will be the day I can really strut, since it should be my first “full” day of writing. Don’t tell Jeff, but I think he should be able to get “2k per day” without too much trouble. Of course, there are also other things that need to be done. I have a “sekrit project” that I’m working on. It isn’t really writing, but it’s writing related, and is definitely part of the “new job” when defined as making money from my stories. Hopefully, I’ll be in a position to say more about it in a few weeks.
But that’s it for now. I promised to blog every weekday, but I also have books to write. J
Now, let me leave you with the view MBH & I had while walking the girls this morning. Look at this sunrise. Ain’t life grand?