My alarm went off at 4:45 am, but I was already awake.
I had first opened my eyes at 3:12 am.
Squinting at the clock across the room, I was sure that I had missed it. I gave a sigh of relief that I had not, and then also silently swore because I had awoken so early.
My alarm was set for 4:45 am because I needed to get up to start the Zoom for my Wake Up & Write group. For the month of March, many of my Time to Write writers are coming together first thing in the morning to silently write together. Just us, our writing, and our coffee.
From 5:00 until 6:00 AM Central time, my writing friends popped in and out of our Zoom. Some spent the entire hour. Others just a few minutes.
They came from far and wide -- places like Ghana, Cambodia, and Canada -- where it wasn't quite as early as it was for me. (Thank goodness that I'm naturally an early riser.)
Today was just our first day, but I think I'm going to like this Wake-Up & Write time. There's just something about starting my day with quiet writing time alongside my friends, knowing that I've begun the day with a win.
At 6:00 am CT, my alarm sounded again. It was time to stop.
"Good morning, writers," I gently announced to bring our time together to a close.
We all smiled at each other, took a few seconds to say hello, logged off, and began the business of the day.