Sleeping late.

It’s my first day off after seven days straight at the day job. The one where I have to start work at seven a.m. I have to say, I’m shocked at how much I actually like this early to bed, early to rise shit. Since the store just opened, there are still some tweaks to work out there, but I really like the job. I get to work in an area I enjoy (cameras, photography, electronics) with people I like and respect.

Sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it? All I can say to that is time will tell.

Time, that’s the big hitch right now. I’m still getting used to working eight or nine hour days and then coming home and trying to write. So far I’ve been very bad at it. I get home and am completely trashed physically and mentally, and it’s all I can do to cook dinner, and answer emails before hitting the sack. I have a whole new respect for those writers who’ve worked days jobs and written at night. Sure I used to write and work full time too, but I worked at night. So I’d wake up, write, and then go to work. PLus, after bartending for twenty years, it was second nature to me. It required energy, but wasn’t a mental strain like learning the new position is.


I’ve been thinking about how that worked for me, and starting to try to get up even earlier. The plan is to get up and be able to write a bit before I go to work. It’s going to take tim, but I know I’ll get a new system going soon. In the meantime….It’s almost ten thirty on Monday morning, and I just got out of bed. I’m still in my p.j’s and I have a nice glass of cold, bubbly, ¬†caffeine at hand. I am ready¬†eager to write.

6 comments for “Sleeping late.

  1. January 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

    It is hard to write after work. What about during lunch break? Or half hour before and then on weekends?

  2. Mrs. Darcy
    January 28, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I’ll wait for your next work as long as it takes! I love your writing. I’m definitely a lurker on your site, but please know that I’m a fan who’s out here, encouraging you from behind my screen.

  3. January 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Charli, I tried to write at lunch a couple of times but since everyone was working the same shift before the story opened everyone had lunch at the same time. It was very hard to write, and not chat, plus, everytime I started to write someone asked what I was doing, and I love to talk writing so that would begin a discussion. LOL

    I’m sure that will change soon enough, but I’m not counting on lunch times as a chance to work. I think it was you who suggested before work to me, so I’m working on getting up an hour earlier. I’m sure once things settle a bit at the store I’ll be able to get my own schedule into order. In fact, I will make sure of it.

  4. January 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you, Mrs. Darcy. Hearing from readers like you really helps me stick with it. Thanks for sticking with me. :)

  5. February 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Big changes, but we know you’re strong and you’ll make it happen! You know the place you want to get to and that’s half the battle. Just keep telling yourself that you’re always writing in your head, that’s what I do when I’m struggling to get the time and space I need for it. Hang in there! *hugs*

  6. Erin
    February 13, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Sending good writing vibes your way :) I’m with Mrs Darcy … I’ll wait however long I need to wait to get your next story.

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