Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kari's Kave: Daylight Savings...

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!!!

Daylight Savings.

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 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'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.



Kari Lee Townsend said...

Grrr...I'm still not awake :-(

Lindsay said...

Kari, Do what I just did, pour yourself another cup of coffee. I like the sound of Pete's book and guess it'll end up on my Kindle ver soon.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Thanks Lindsay, and Pete's book is great! You won't be sorry.

Liz Lipperman said...

For me, I am too distracted by the sunlight and great weather outside. I write best on rainy, cool days. Having said that, I still haven't found my groove with book 3 yet..and time's a wastin'. Maybe it's because we haven't seen rain in Texas since Moses floated down the Nile.

On another note, my author copies JUST arrived. OMG! How can one tiny green book be so orgasmic??

Anita Clenney said...

Don't even get me started on early mornings. My schedule is all screwed up. Basically, I'm a night person, as our agent can atest to. Most of our conversations are late night. Like last night, I wrote all night, then went to bed after the kids left for school. I slept until noon, then again until 2 pm. I don't like that. I think I need that light therapy where you stare at a light and adjust your inner clock.

Anita Clenney said...

Pete's book sounds great. I bought the short story but lost it in my virus disaster. I'll have to go to Smashwords and download it again, along with this new one.

Anita Clenney said...

Congrats on the author copies, Liz! Buckle up, girl. YOu're getting ready for a roller coaster ride. :)

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Isn't that the BEST feeling ever, Liz??? I just kept grinning like a buffoon when I opened my box :-) Enjoy every second of it.

And yeah, I'm telling you, Anita, I'm all messed up too. ugh.

don't know HOW you write at night, though. I'd rather go to bed at 10 pm and then get up in the middle of the night than stay up late. I just can't do it. I'm fried in the evening.

D.R. Grady said...

I find the exact same thing is true for me, Kari. It's so much harder to drag myself out of bed when it's dark outside. It's just wrong somehow.

And, congrats Pete, on your book!

Liz Lipperman said...

It's an indescribable feeling, Kari. My wish is for every author out there who has put so much blood and sweat into a novel can experience it.

petemorin said...

Hi kids,

I got sidetracked for a few days, driving to NYC to help my daughter move from East Village to Queens. I am astonished what people are willing to call "habitable" in Manhattan. I never thought I'd look at Queens as "civilized."

Anyway, thank you for the nice plugs for Small Fish!

Kari, now that I have your email, I can send you files for both the shorts and DOSF, which I'm happy to do. Just let me know the device you're using!

Kari Lee Townsend said...

It's a great book, Pete!

I use Kindle.