Get Out of Bed!! Living the Writer’s Life

On Monday… after a very long day, I had a chat with my Unconscious Mind (UM) about my struggle to live the writer’s life…

Me: I’m not getting the writing done that I know I need to be getting done.

UM: Ooh! How about we wake up a couple of hours earlier in the morning to get it done?!!

Me: Ooooh! Y’mean, like a writer’s lifestyle where I’m awake and writing in the dark stillness… oooh! That has really worked in the past… d’ya think we could do that again?

UM: YEAH!

Me: *beginning to back pedal*Oh no, wait a second, that would mean getting out of bed early.

UM: YEAH!

Me: But… I don’t have to get out of bed early…

UM: Yeah! But you COULD get a few hours done BEFORE your coaching sessions start. Wouldn’t that be cool?

Me: Maybe… but I really like to sleep in and snuggle.

UM: Writer’s life! Writer’s life! Writer’s life!

Me: *discarding idea altogether*Maybe one day but I don’t think I’m ready for that yet…

UM: Writer’s life! Writer’s life! Writer’s life!

**Tuesday at 6:00 a.m.:

UM: GOOD MORNING!!! It’s time to get up.

Me: No! I said No! What part of No don’t you get? I’m going back to sleep. Did you see what happened last night? We were up until midnight? Go back to sleep!

UM: *very quietly*writer’s life… writer’s life… writer’s life

Me: Fine. I’ll get up and finish my newsletter.

**Wednesday at 4:45 a.m.:

UM: GOOD MORNING!!! It’s time to get up!!! You had lots of sleep right? Yes you did!! I hear it’s a great time to get up!

Me: GO AWAY!!

UM: No! You will not be getting any more sleep. GET UP!

Me: Fine. I will get up. But I’m not writing.

UM: writer’s life… writer’s life… writer’s life

*I sit and sip tea and watch a most gorgeous sunrise*

**Thursday morning at 4:45 a.m.:

UM: GOOD MORNING!!! It’s time to get up!!! You had lots of sleep right? Yes you did!! I hear it’s a great time to get up!

Me: You are not going to quit, are you?

UM: Nope. I love you too much to give up.

Me: *sigh*All right, let’s do this.

*get fire started, make tea, work on book*

Me: Stupid UM, I love you too.

UM: *smiles*Writer’s life! Writer’s life! Writer’s life!

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