It's been hot lately. Incredibly, ridiculously hot. The little thermometer above my computer has read 88 every afternoon, and I've had a hard time getting into the mindset to write. I like it to be a little dark and a little cool -- things that only happen first thing in the morning, before the sun rises.
Trouble is, that's also the best time to go to the gym. The gym has been winning, so I decided yesterday that I'm going to have to start getting up earlier. Maybe if I write for an hour beforehand, I'll still have a little left in me to work later in the day. I had the lofty goal of getting up at 5am, but figured I'd start easy and set my alarm for 6am (I normally get up around 7-7:30).
Well, I woke up at 5am. It was finally raining, the air was cool -- there was even a nice breeze flowing through the apartment. BUT... There's always a but.
We had no power.
This morning has been PERFECT for writing. It's almost 11:30 and the sun is still barely up, clouds are everywhere, it's raining off and on, AND -- the best part -- it's only 75 degrees! Granted the humidity is 88%, but I'll take it.
It was fairly dark inside until 9am, so Ibis and I spent the morning chatting over coffee (which he made by boiling water on the stove, then pouring through the coffee pot -- he's very resourceful). Our package is supposed to arrive today, so while he went to the gym, I curled up with Anna Karenina. I've got about 250 pages left and hope to finish it soon because my care package has TWO books that I'm dying to read.
The power came on about fifteen minutes ago and I leapt to the computer. I'm hoping I can stay away from the online junk until I work on my wip for at least an hour, so it may be awhile before I catch up on your blogs.
Have a great day!