3 Step Alarm System

Now that school has started again and my ‘real’ job pulls me away from my writing, my schedule had to change.  Having summertime off is wonderful for writers: 2 months of writing as long and as often as I want.

But when the school bell rings I am away from home (and those I hold dear) for up to 10 hours a day if I’m tutoring.  Not practical since I still need to write.

I heard years ago that the best-selling author Kate DiCamillo wrote the book turned blockbuster movie, Because of Winn-Dixie, in an hour a day since she also had a day job.

I’m not quite up to an extra hour a day (that will start next week), but I’m currently getting up at 5:45 a.m. to allow me a quiet 45 minutes to write each morning.  Even with my annoying ‘morning person’ status, I still need to have a three-step alarm system.

First the alarm clock starts to buzz at 5:45, then the coffee pot begins dripping at 5:46, if that doesn’t do the trick at 5:47 I feel four small feet jump into bed and tiptoe up to my head, purring along the way.  Even if the buzzing and dripping don’t make it through my sleep hazed mind, my hand will always find its way to the fuzzy, Angora soft head of Cricket, letting her purrs bring me back to the land of the wide-awake. 

What a way to start the day!

Who could say ‘no’ to this face!

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s