Every summer I say I am going to continue getting up at 5:45 AM like I do all school year long with the kids.
Every summer I fail...
Only, this summer I actually did it. To my surprise, it was so much easier than the rest of the year. Often times I would wake up before the alarm went off. No one else in the house would be up. Just me, the coffee pot, and my computer.
It was awesome!
I finally felt like I was getting used to getting up early after all these years.
I was wrong!
This year is killing me. Why is it so much harder to get up now than it was in the summer? Lightbulb moment...duh, Kari!!!
What the hell is daylight savings...saving??? Certainly not my sanity.
It is so dark when I get up now. My body assumes I should still be in bed. When the sun is already up, I can just pop right up and start my day. Okay, so I don't "pop" exactly. More like crawl, but the point is, I still manage to get my lazy behind up.
Life would be so much easier if the sun kept rising early. Then I would have less to grumble about. So before I leave you, inquiring minds want to know...does the sun or lack thereof affect how you start your day? For that matter, does dark and gloomy weather affect your mood and how you write? Cold and snowy days versus warm and sunny? I need sun or at least be able to see to get up easier, but I like stormy weather the best to dive into a writing marathon.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled program...or back to bed...you choose. Personally, I'm headed back to the coffee pot!
PS Pete Morin's new book Diary of a Small Fish is out today! You have to check it out...it's awesome.
Here's a bit about Pete and his book:
When Paul Forte is indicted by a federal grand jury,everyone suspects prosecutor Bernard (don’t call him “Bernie”) Kilroy has more on his mind than justice. Then the FBI agent in charge of Paul’s case gives hima clue to the mystery: Kilroy is bent on settling an old family score, and he’s not above breaking the law to do it.
Paul is already dealing with the death of his parents and divorce from a woman he still loves. Now, with the support of an alluring grand juror, Paul must expose the vindictive prosecutor’s own corruption before the jury renders a verdict on his Osso Buco.
Pete Morin hasbeen a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, and a witness(voluntary and subpoenaed) to countless outrages. He combines them all in this debut novel.
Pete’s short fiction has appeared in NEEDLE, A Magazine of Noir, Words With Jam, 100 Stories for Haiti, and Words to Music. He published many of themin a collection titled Uneasy Living, available on Amazon and Smashwords.
When he is not writing crime fiction or legal mumbo jumbo, Pete plays blues guitar in Bostonbars, enjoys the beach, food and wine with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two adult children, and on rare occasion, punches a fade wedge to a tight pin surrounded by sand or water. He lives in a money pit on the seacoast south of Boston, in an area once known as the Irish Riviera.
Pete is represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency.