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A nice try

I've decided I'm going to try to write in the mornings, when Junebug wakes me for a nursing session. This usually happens around 5:30 or 6, and I try to fall back asleep afterwards. The plan is to let him go back to sleep but stay up myself and write while the house is still quiet and distraction-free.  I've been trying to write at night, and my insomnia is having a heyday. Story-making is not conducive to the calm thoughts and empty(ish) mind I need to fall asleep.

This morning, I woke up by myself at exactly 5:30, expecting to hear Junebug. Nothing. So, silly me, instead of just getting up, I dozed until he cried at 6:20. I nursed him and put him back to bed around 6:40, but Sprout got up. :-<  She was pretty good about leaving me alone but didn't give me the 100% solitude and calm I craved.  Then of course Junebug got up at 7:30.

My first try wasn't a success, but I'm aiming for an early night and a second go in the morning.

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khiemtran
Aug. 31st, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
Hope it goes well! I'll be trying something similar tomorrow too. Normally, I can't write in the mornings because I either have early morning conference calls, or else I go for a swim. But for the last two days, I've giving swimming as my shoulder has been a bit sore. It's only just dawned on me that this might be an opportunity to get some more writing in.
mnfaure
Sep. 3rd, 2015 05:06 pm (UTC)
I haven't been too successful so far--about to make a post concerning this--how about you? Were you able to do it?

What are you working on, if you don't mind my asking?
khiemtran
Sep. 3rd, 2015 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'm still at the outlining stage, but I'm thinking about a children's book about sailing, pitched roughly at Liem's level. I've certainly got the research part down now...

Mornings are working reasonably well for outlining. When I get to the first draft, I may need to try something different though, as I seem to need a long time to get into the flow.
mnfaure
Sep. 4th, 2015 07:59 am (UTC)
That sounds really great, and going by your LJ posts on the subject, I think you could do an entertaining, informative job of it. :D
khiemtran
Sep. 4th, 2015 09:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! I don't know if it will go anywhere, but it's been in my head for a while. In the worst, it's something that I'd be happy to put on-line for free, so I guess I can't really fail as long as I can get it finished...
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