Monday, April 23, 2007

Be Careful What You Say

Ever since I wrote about getting up early I’ve been sleeping in.
I was careful to not deal in absolutes when I wrote it as that gets one into trouble. But it seems like the mere act of writing about it at all has messed it my routine.
I still greet the mornings. It’s closer to 6:30 than 5:30 most mornings although today I was up at 5:30 and I feel way better for it.

I want to blame it on adjusting to the time change, but that’s getting a bit old now.
I could heap credit on the cold, wet weather, though that doesn’t seem fair. I just plain lack the verve that got me out of bed and outside even when it was a clear and crisp –40C.

So here’s my plan. I’m going to vow right this minute that I’ll never get out of bed early again.
I shall laze in bed and slugfully return to the days when my husband brought me my morning coffee and the newspaper in bed.

And while I’m at it:
I absolutely will not be commercially published. Ever.
That’ll show me.


Dawn said...


You poor poor creature. Where do you live? Outer Siberia!

And by all the rules of Murphy's Law, a publisher will be writing to you at this very moment. You will be able to read the letter of acceptance as you lounge back in bed against those carefuly arranged pillows.

Leah J. Utas said...

I live about 100 miles south and west of Edmonton. That city is on the same latitude as Siberia.

Yes. Go law!

Crabby McSlacker said...

I vow I will stop exercising entirely and hardly ever work on my WIP and when I do, I hope I do a really lousy job of it so it never sells. And I sure hope no one ever finds my blog, especially not anyone in the publishing world that I might encounter again someday.

Michael said...

I'm an insomniac, so I can't get up early - I'm already up! So I vow that I'll never go to bed at a decent hour.

Man, I wish it were that easy. Besides, you may have jinxed the law by rooting for it, Leah!

Unknown said...

Two things:

1) I am not a morning person, so I admire your ability to get up before 8:30 or 9:00 a.m.

2) I hope your last paragraph is proven wrong!

Happy scribbling!