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!!!