Which has nothing to do with this entry.
Since I got my day job I’ve been struggling to figure out when I can write. I don’t want to relegate all of my writing to the weekends because I have plenty to od then (Fantasy Magazine, mostly) and sometimes it would nice to just sit around and do nothing all day. Anyway, I’ve been trying for a while to wake up earlier so that I can leave the house by 8, get to the general area of my office, then write until I have to go in (at 10).
Waking up is the hard part of this equation. I am by no means one of those people who objects to getting up in the morning. But I always struggle to set a new default wake up time for my body. Current target: 6:30AM. I could write a whole essay on the ways my body attempts to trick me into getting more sleep. I have the most whacked out and realistic dreams just before and after my alarms start going off.
I would also like to write in the evenings, but this presents a whole other set of challenges. I need to go to the gym twice during the week (Monday and Thursday). I usually have an Altered Fluid meeting on Tuesdays. Once a month Wednesday is all locked up. And Friday there is sometimes drinking. This vexes me.
I think that I can psych myself up for flexibility when it comes to Wednesdays and Tuesdays — if I don’t have a meeting and if it’s not a KGB week, etc. And on weeks when I have both, then I need to commit to writing an hour before I work out on Monday or Thursday and write on Friday instead of drinking. Honestly, I’ll be with the same people if I do either.
Which brings me to: is anyone up for writing with me in the after work hours? I work near Times Square, and there are actually several places around here that make decent writing spots (mostly hotels, but at least they leave you alone). I’m willing to go a bit downtown or further uptown as well. Inspired by Livia, I’ll commit to 2 hours an evening, and then I will get myself home. I usually get out of work between 6 and 7, so 7 – 9 would work really well for me.
I’ll write whether I have company or not, but it’s always nice to have company.