Wake Up!

The second part of this is easy. I am, of course, naturally awesome. I pretty much ooze the stuff the way a slug oozes slime. The waking up part? That's proving to be a challenge lately. Two weeks of Spring Break, a teething baby, and let me tell you, they don't call them sugar comas just for kicks. Easter has seriously kicked my trash.

Problem is, my kids wake up in the morning, so it's generally expected that I do the same. Also, morning time is my writing time. The older two kids leave for school at 8am, and the younger two wake up at 9am. On a good day, I crank out 3-5k words during that stretch (on a bad day, I average 327 + a deep and abiding disgust with myself - yes, I have issues. It's kind of my thing.).

I've tried writing at night, but I generally stare blearily at the screen, write a few lines that may or may not make sense in the morning, and then develop a phantom back pain that DEMANDS I lie down pretty much immediately, preferably with a good book or an episode of Doctor Who.

So, apart from chemical stimulants or self-flagellation, how does one develop a good sleep schedule that allows for bright and happy mornings? ----> This is not me waxing philosophical before I reveal the answer I've discovered. This is me seriously asking because I have not got a single clue.

VanderVision Tip of the Day: Omniscience is not a prerequisite for awesomeness. There are some stupidly awesome people out there. I should know. I'm one of them.


  1. Soon as I figure it out, I'll let you know. Near as I can tell, Doctor Who and a glass of wine is as close as it gets to perfect.

    1. I've never tried wine (I addict easily, it's safer that way), but I'm totally with you on the Doctor Who. We just finished part one of season seven and are dead keen on getting our hands on part two. Ahh, the agony of suspense! Such sweet torture!