Reader Friday: Good Morning!

I wake early and hear my morning voices leaping around in my head like jumping beans. I get out of bed quickly, to trap them before they escape.Ray Bradbury

What are your mornings like?

7 thoughts on “Reader Friday: Good Morning!

  1. I love my mornings. I don’t need to write right away because I don’t have voices jumping around in my head like the great Bradbury did. I have to use a shovel to dig ‘em out.

    The very first thing I hear is my dear husband’s greeting: “Good morning, beautiful.” Then I do chores. Some are fun, like walking the dog. Some are more mundane, like cleaning tasks, but they remind me that this is my home with which I’ve been blessed, and I’m taking care of it. Then (with a time limit) I check emails and visit my fave blogs (like TKZ), and THEN I write. By that time I’m itchin’ to get at it!

  2. I’m getting ready to go on my first vacation in 11 years. You’d think that would burst the dam wide open and words would be gushing, but it’s quite the opposite. We’ll see what happens a few days in.

    • Envious, BK….vacation is the only time I can read without guilt, interruptions or brain lapses! Especially great if you go to a foreign country where you don’t know the language and can’t watch TV. Once, in France, I had finished every book and my Kindle had died. I resorted to watching “Tin Star” with Henry Fonda and Tony Perkins….in French.

  3. After I wake up, I usually lie in bed a little longer, letting the subconscious and conscious interact. Overnight my brain has been working on whatever story problem is puzzling me. In that half-awake-half-sleep limbo state, the answers bubble to the surface.

    But before I can apply those answers to the WIP, first I need a caffeine drip and a daily infusion of TKZ!

  4. Mornings are very structured for me. Wake. Exercise. Feed the cats. Coffee. Write. The structure helps me to remain focused. Even the slightest deviation causes stress and reduced productivity.

  5. I have a physical situation that makes daily structure difficult. Mornings are the worst. I would love to get up early and charge, but it isn’t possible. I do whatever the body lets me do. Usually by eleven I feel the mind tingling toward alertness. That’s when I start being productive. Afternoons are the best writing time for me. I’m usually charging full throttle around 4:30. But by 5:30 I’m hungry and since I gave my maid an extended vacation (cough, cough), it’s up to me to make dinner, which pretty much ends writing for the day, because after dinner comes the dishes. And once I’ve done them, both mind and body just want to veg-out in front of the tube.

  6. Between 9 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., sometimes till 2 a.m., is when my brain goes into creativity mode. This is when the house is quiet and the neighborhood settles down. Most of the time it’s for editing, but one night my brain rolled out over 4000 words in a few hours. I’mma pantser.

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