The Beauty of the Night

For most of my life I've been a morning person. I'm one who has no trouble waking up at, say, 5 a.m. and starting my day. It's been during these wee morning hours that I've tried to dedicate to working on my book. Within the last month, I've started writing at late at night. Much to my surprise, it's been extremely productive. When I have all day to think about what I want to do with a chapter, I find that I can write faster and better than early in the mornings when it takes a good 15 or 20 minutes to clear the cobwebs and get my brain up to writing speed.

It's been interesting to see how I've evolved into more of a night person over the last 30 days. And truth be told, I don't mind it. As long as I continue to write well, I'll stick with this late night thing for awhile.

And it's been a nice change write near an open window feeling the warm night air on my arms and hearing the occasional sound of skateboard wheels on the sidewalk or the conversations of a couple out for a late night walk. Those sounds are something you don't hear at five in the morning.

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Correction: In my last post I stated that Terrell Owens walked out of training camp. As an anonymous comment pointed out, Owens was actually asked to leave camp. Either way, I still claim it's not news.