Last night we got an extra hour! In Belgium (and I think most of Europe) it was Daylight Savings Time, meaning that in the middle of the night, we turn the clock back for an hour.
And what do you do with an extra hour of nighttime?
You write of course!
I was awake at an ungodly 6am (for my body it was already 7am) and just kept turning and turning, unable to fall back asleep.
Then I started thinking. What am I doing trying to fall back asleep? You should seize the moment and use it to its fullest extent.
So I got up, made coffee (just in case my body decided it was too early after all) and got behind my computer.
And now, two hours and two chapters later, I’m a happy bunny.
It felt so good to write again! It had been more than a month since I got to spend so much (quiet) time on my story. No feeling guilty because I left the dishes on the sink or had laundry or ironing to do. I still have the whole day to tackle those chores!
So maybe this getting up early and writing before the day starts is a solution after all?
Of course, during the week, when I already have to get up at 6.30, it probably won’t work… but this morning inspiration was just flowing out of my fingertips. I hadn’t expected it. Normally when I spend so much time away from my story it takes some time to get back into it. But not this morning.
So should I consider doing this on a daily basis after all?