A Solution to a Problem

I’ve started getting up at 7 a.m. and since I leave for work at 8:20 a.m. that gives me an hour, more or less, to do writing at my computer in the mornings.

Writing in my notebook is never a problem.  The notebook is always there, waiting for me to enjoy the delightful feeling of a good pen on smooth paper, the joy of creating stories.  The problem has been moving things from the notebook into Scrivener.  I spend all day at work on a computer, writing, so when I come home the last thing I want to do is have more screen time.  This was less of a problem in my previous job because my computer time wasn’t so intense.

But now it’s a problem.  So I need a solution.  This is the one I’ve come up with.  I thought that getting up earlier would be onerous, but with the nighttime routine and sleep schedule my therapist and I have worked out, it’s actually very doable.  Even if I now get ready for bed at 10 p.m. like some kind of… adult… or… something.

I’m going to start doing progress updates again.  I think I will move those to either Saturday or Sunday.  Friday is a good day to balance out with a Monday weekly update, but since I have axed that in favor of “substantive” updates whenever I want or don’t want, I can do my progress updates on whatever day I want (woo!) and I tend to have more time on Saturday or Sunday mornings because I’m lucky to sleep in until 8 a.m. and if I’m doing Things they don’t usually start until later.

I guess what I’m saying is “hiatus over!”

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