Oh, say can you write … by the dawn’s early light?
I did! I did!
This morning I got up at 6:30 a.m., left Darling Husband and Little Dog snoring in each other’s embrace, and tiptoed to my writing desk.
Armed with a mug of tea — because yeeeeeessh it was early –I wrote my little butt off for an hour and a half. I added an extra 1,200 words to the novel, and had a mini-breakthrough about how to add to the relationship between the protagonist and her BFF.
I could have kept going, but I stopped at 8 a.m. to get ready for work — and wake my two Sleeping Beauties.
Karma is definitely playing a role here. You see, construction began on our condo two days ago, and it starts at 7 a.m. I never would have been able to sleep through the racket, so it looks like getting up early to write is really for the best.
I may still be 0-for-1 on replies from publishers, but this morning I felt more optimistic about my novel than I have in a long time.
I really can see it in stores.
I really can see people buying it.
If it doesn’t get picked up, I’m going to self-publish.
I will publish this book.
Let’s hope I can stay optimist after a few consecutive days of getting up at dawn. Yaaaaaawn.