There is one aspect of my writing schedule and daily regimen that I did not share with you…
Sometimes when I get up at three or four in the morning and start writing, I do not work on my novel.
I know, I know. I said use that writing time for writing. With one caveat.
Very rarely does an Olympic runner get out of bed stroll down to the track and bust out a new world record.
They warm up.
I know this from swimming. I was the kind of swimmer who would roll out of bed, go to the swim meet, and get a decent time in my event. The kids who really did great stuff warmed up. I will not pretend that they took it more seriously than me. They absolutely did.
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