it’s very dark at four in the morning

I need to whine a little bit.

Just for a moment.

In case you didn’t know, getting up at 4 am can be painful.

Getting up at 4 am every single morning can be…excruciating.


But for the next six weeks (and for the past 2 weeks), getting up at 4 am–wince–is the only way I can finish writing the third book in my three-book contract and still have fun.

Fun = music lessons with Hope Mountain Blues

Fun = thrift shops with Janou

Fun = the Newport Bluegrass Festival with DMP

Fun = band practice & potluck supper with the Cougar Creek Band

Fun = sewing tablecloths for Mandolin Ann’s daughter’s wedding reception

Fun = sewing the binding on a quilt

Fun = dinners with friends

Fun = trying a new eggplant/roasted red pepper recipe

Fun = picking up Banjo Man at the airport  (hurray!!)

Fun = lunch & festivities in Montana

Fun = kayaking with Banjo Man

These are the things I remind myself of when the alarm goes off at you-know-when.

So…if I appear a little sleepy or dopey or glassy-eyed or if you catch me yawning at inappropriate times and if you’ve realized that I think 9 PM is late, well, it’s because I’m trying to have a life and still write a book.

And that’s how I’m going to get through this!!!





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3 Responses to it’s very dark at four in the morning

  1. Janou says:

    So proud of you!!! You hang in there! It won’t be long now!!

  2. Sharon says:

    All that fun is worth waking with the birds.
    Speaking of birds, have your baby birds flown south?

  3. nancy k says:

    Banjo man is on his way!!!! Can’t wait for you both to be home again. Miss you.

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