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Writing is elsewhere


March 25, 2014 by Dan

I’ve changed my writing schedule over the past few weeks. For a while, I was getting home from The Day Job I Like, putting up my bike, cooling off for a second or two, then hurriedly writing as much as I could for an hour. In that scenario, I was usually done by seven or so.

Two weeks ago, I decided to start writing in the morning. I usually wake up at around seven anyway, and would spend the morning kind of screwing around before getting on my bike and getting to work by nine. Instead, now, I wake up at 6:45, warm up for about twenty minutes (basically walk around my apartment and de-groggify), and then get to it. I’m done by eight or eight-fifteen, then I eat a quick breakfast, shower, and get to work just a little later than I used to.

I love it. I was trying to figure out why, and I realized: having homework is awful. And I was giving myself what felt like homework at the end of the day, when I just want to talk to my wife, hang out with friends, read a book, and cook. Go me.

44,000 words in. Going for a finish of around 65,000. At my current rate, that’s around three weeks. I’m excited.


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