You’ve probably heard it said before right, you know the line —
Find something you’re passionate about that will get you out of bed of a morning.
I haven’t had those kind of feels for sometime, it’s really been just work, work, and yep, work.
Family always bring me joy, but I needed something more.
I began my manuscript (which I have since found out is called a Memoir in my case) and for once I’m compelled to climb out of bed for something other than the daily grind.
Assuming my nights sleep has been good enough to bring some level of energy, my day now looks something like this;
- 11:30pm Go to bed.
- 06:20am Wake, coffee, breakfast.
- 6:59am Leave for the cafe.
- 07:10am Arrive at cafe, write my manuscript.
- 08:00am Head to work.
- 06:30pm Arrive home from work. Dinner. Family time. Dad duties.
- 10:30pm Squeeze in a blog post when I can (less often for short time now that I’m writing the book).
It’s that 07:10am slot of 50 – 60 mins that I crave and really enjoy.
I won’t lie, waking up early to go and write when I’m certainly not a morning person is not easy. But it’s something I love and when I don’t get to do it, I’m not thrilled.
Here’s a little 90 second version of this update you might like to watch. It also gave me an excuse to put a short piece on my YouTube channel.
I’d love to know – What is your writing routine? And do you have a writing spot?