I have a rule: No humans before 11 AM.
What this means is that I will not schedule anything that involves talking to, or interacting with anyone before 11 am. No appointments, meetings, lunches, nothing.
(If I can help it. And most of the time I can help it.)
I need the mornings to myself. I need to get my stuff done when I am fresh and energized and that time is from the time I get up (around 7) until 11 AM. After that, all my good juju is gone and I find myself looking for stimulation and new ideas from other people, or books, or podcasts.
But lately I haven’t been making the best use of my 7 to 11 Golden Hours, and that has to change. I have to re-ignite a fire under this book and get it done and self-published.
I need to be a finisher.
I know a lot of people just like me who start things but never finish them. I want to buck that trend.
There’s this rural joke:
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To prove to the possum that it could be done.
That’s what I want to do. I want to finish and edit and select a self-publisher and get this thing in the rearview mirror. I need to do it because I said I would, but also to prove to the possum that it could be done.