Even though I’m a pretty methodical guy, who also likes to go outside of the box — is that oxymoronic? — I never thought about getting into a morning ritual, but I have.
First of all, I’m not a “coffee person.” I just hop out of bed after doing some stretches while lying prone, do the morning stuff in the bathroom, and walk to my home office a few steps away. That’s usually 8:30-9 a.m.
Next, I pick up the mouse to awaken the computer, click on Chrome and check emails for every one of my five (or is it six?) addresses. If traffic needs reply, I could spend an hour on the tasks before pondering which book project I feel like getting into first for the day. Full-time author: freedom to choose, responsibility to spin good yarns.
More often than not I forget to eat. My wife — thank you, honey — saves my bacon as she places food next to me on my writing desk.
My pick-me-up time hits me from 3 p.m. til about 5 p.m.. At that time I almost daily drink Emv (Energy to the power of MonaVie); a lightly carbonated, natural blend of exotic, organic fruits and plants, that tastes and feels like FUN! It delivers a plant-source caffeine boost without any crash-and-burn effect. In fact, the “natural high” leaves me alert for another 4-5 hour round of creative writing.
Typically, around nine in the evening I break for the day and share some reading, talk or TV-watching with my wife before either hitting the sack or heading back to my desk if inspired. At any rate, lights out comes at 2 or 3 in the morning, every day. Seven days a week.
Oh yeah, one more thing: blog time squeezes in between the emails and the creative wordsmithing. Hope you like ’em.