Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Life List Day 93 - Set the Alarm for 5:30 AM

I'll be honest: this is a substitute activity. Originally, I'd planned to do a virtual book club hosted by Distinctly Diva- but a problem with the phone lines postponed the call for a week and left me with nothing done for my life list at 8 PM. (And I'd been looking forward to So You Think You Can Dance all week, so not even my life list was going to drag me away from my TV at that point!)

So instead, I set my alarm. 5:30 AM.

That's it, but it's a bigger deal than it might seem. For quite some time, I've been trying to rally to wake up earlier. I learned when writing my last novel that I'm my most creative in the wee hours - I can put down more pages between 6 and 9 AM than I can in an entire day.

This means I need to go to bed at 10:00. It means I need to actually get up when it's dark, start up my laptop, and write before my brain wakes up and starts thinking about things like email/errands/worries rather than the story I'm working on.

Well, nighty-night!

3 comments:

Max said...

Hello Jil! It's interesting how some people work better during the night, or dawn; specially creative people! When I'm working on a project, I become more productive after 22:00 (10pm)...
By the way, we also have that dance show over here...but ours sucks, my mum likes to watch it and she always invites me to watch it with her: torture!
Was your book published in Europe?
Cheers!

JILL SMOLINSKI said...

Hi Max...sounds like you're just getting going as I'm falling asleep! And, yes, my book has been published in the US, Germany and Australia, and will be in Spain, Italy, Holland, Sweden, Korea, Brazil, and Poland.

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