IWSG and Weekly News


It’s time once again for unstable but entertaining support of other neurotic writers from across the virtual world. If you haven’t taken in the show before, come in and pull up a keyboard.

Thanks to our wonderful co-hosts for the month of September: C. Lee McKenzie,Rachel Pattison, Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin, and Elsie Amata!

The question this month: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
I get up early. And when I say early, I mean early. I get up at 4:45 these days, so I can get 1 1/2 hours of writing in before I leave for work for the day. My day job is simply too taxing to leave available brain cells for after-work writing time, so … 4:45 a.m. This is the reason that I mainline coffee. 🙂
Time for the weekly news.
If I was on a hike and saw a tarantula, I would be running immediately.  No pictures. No harassing the poor lovelorn little creatures. I would be gone.
Just so many levels of redneck. Jeff Foxworthy, where are you?
This is so important. Science scores yet again.
That’s it for me yet again. Have a great week. I’ll see you in seven.

About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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16 Responses to IWSG and Weekly News

  1. authorcrystalcollier says:

    Other than the insomniacs, you pretty much take the cake for early risers. Whew! I’m usually up between 5 and 6:30, but when it’s 5, I’m pretty miserable most the day. My hat’s off to you!

  2. Rebecca Douglass says:

    I’m super impressed with your discipline, getting up so early! I need 8 hours to function (well, 8 to thrive, 7 to function), so that’s not really an option for me, but I always wish it were, because I like early mornings.

    I like tarantulas, too, and hope sometime to see one in the wild.

    • kimlajevardi says:

      I need between 7-8 hours as well. I go to bed around 9 each night.

      I hope you get to see a wild tarantula. I, personally, would like to avoid that experience. My scream would be epic and abnormally high-pitched.

  3. lexacain says:

    4:45 is waayyy too early for me. When I get up, I need 2 coffees and 2-3 hours of doing social media or answering emails before I’m coherent enough to write. But you gotta do what you gotta do. Female tarantulas live 25 years?! Wow. I think it’s very funny the male has to leave his sperm in the web and then the female takes it inside. It’s like the male shows up and yells “Special Delivery”… I wonder if she has to sign for it. Corncobs, potato gun, hairspray. Three things I never thought I’d hear about together. Necrotizing fasciitis is terrifying and I sure hope they develop a vaccine.

    • kimlajevardi says:

      It is definitely done with the benefit of coffee. A sign and a special uniform. Do you think they sport the brown shorts UPS uses? 😜 Agreed and agreed. Have a great week, Lex!

  4. Wow! I wish I could get up so early – I’d certainly get more done in the day! I admire your willpower – best of luck with your writing!

    Rachel x
    September IWSG co-host

  5. I’m glad someone’s brain cells work at that hour.
    I’m sure some hikers are quite startled to see something that big!

  6. emaginette says:

    That’s early early and I’m sure worth every second. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  7. francoag says:

    Hi here from Alex’s blog. FWIW, your post really resonated with me. I recently returned to school and I’m struggling to find the time to write, especially since nearly every waking hour is dedicated to studying. Four-forty-five a.m. wow! that’s dedication. Maybe I should try that. I’ve never been a morning person so I’m not sure how well written the story would be, but at least I’d make headway. As it stands now, I haven’t worked on my WIP since August 15. What time do you go to bed at night? Was it difficult to get into the swing of waking so early?

    • kimlajevardi says:

      I go to bed at nine in order to be functional at 4:45. I maintain a pretty close timeline on weekends as well, so Monday is not a shock. It does help get writing done, but I’m a vegetable by eight p.m.

  8. patgarcia says:

    I am admiring you for getting up at 4:45. My normal get up time is 6:00 a.m. but if I stay up late writing, which I do lots of times, I get up at 8 a.m. I need six hours of sleep. After six hours, my body wakes up and i get up.
    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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