Since we are celebrating eight years of blogging this month and thus all things eight, I was wondering what you are normally doing at eight in the morning?
Edith/Maddie: It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me – personally or as an author or both – that by eight I have been up for at least two hours. I’ve promoted that day’s Wicked Authors post, perused the Internet and email, and had one cup of coffee before seven. And then I’ve fetched another cup and gone back upstairs for my first hour of writing from seven to eight. It’s not everybody’s chosen schedule, but it suits me and my biorhythms, and I’m sticking to it.
Barb: At eight in the morning I am sound, sound asleep, usually the best sleep.
Julie: Like Barb, I am a night person. At 8 o’clock in the morning, I’m usually stirring, but hardly awake.
Liz: At eight, lately I’ve been trying to get my word count in before my day job or trying to get a workout in. By then I’ve usually gotten up, made coffee, cleaned up after the cats, taken the dogs out, served everyone breakfast, and gotten my journaling and meditation in. If I can also squeeze in the word count or the workout, depending on my mood, I can feel accomplished before the phone starts ringing and the nonstop meetings start…
Jessie: I seem to be a whenever sort of person so long as I have slept for 7.5 hours but my dog is definitely a morning creature. So I am usually up between 6:00-6:30 to take him for our morning jaunt round the village. By 8:00 I am starting my morning routine which involves a coffee with my husband, meditating, intention setting, and reflecting on my goals, notes in my five-year journal, and then reading nonfiction from which I take copious notes.
Sherry: I’m often awake, but groggy. I don’t like getting up or apparently waking up. I do wish I was more of a morning person, but I’m just not. I also wish I woke up fully awake and energized instead of thinking, “I’ll just stay here for five more minutes.”
Readers: What are you doing at eight in the morning?