Saturday, January 25, 2014


This post is late today because I overslept. I do most of my writing late at night, and I have to wake up early to get the kids off to school, so by the end of the week I’m usually exhausted. I try to make up for the sleep deficit by snoozing for ten hours on Friday night. Hence the delay.

I suspect I’m not the only writer who suffers from this problem. There are a lot of advantages to working late at night -- it’s quiet, no interruptions, tons of existential despair. Plus, if you have a day job and you’re busy with the family in the evening, when else are you going to write?

I suppose I could’ve written the post in advance, but I’m also a procrastinator. Another common affliction. So please accept my apologies.


  1. I"m the same way, Mark, but from the opposite side of the sun! I typically get up at 2a.m. to get things done by a deadline. Even, ahem, blog posts! :)

  2. Mark don't despair. It's good to know the three rules of procrastination. First,

  3. Boy, do I understand, Mark. I'm working on a marketing plan for my May book, CATNAPPED! and reading its page proofs. I need a 25 hour day.

  4. M-F
    7:00-4:00 Day Job
    16:30-21:30 Narration
    21:45-23:30 Writing
    23:30-06:30 Sleep

    07:00 -17:00 narrate
    17:00 - 22:00 write
    22:00 - 07:00 sleep

    07:00 - 11:00 rest
    11:00- 14:00 church
    14:00-23:00 Chillin'
    23:00 - Monday...sleep
    ...start over

    Yeah....I know what ya mean bro.... I know