How do I find the time to write when I have a full time job? I like the rhythm of writing at the same time everyday. But when do I have time? I teach elementary school. I'm exhausted when I get home. I'm too tired to do anything.
However the next morning its a different story. Writing gets me out of bed when its still dark outside. Soon after Peet's Coffee Shop opens, at 5:30 a.m., I'm sitting in front of my laptop with a large cafe au lait in front of me. I'm immersed in my writing.
I recognize the regulars that come into the coffee shop every morning. After so many mornings, we share an early-bird-coffee-drinking bond.
By 6:45 a.m. its time to close my laptop and go to work. I listen to talk radio in the car while I finish off the last bit of coffee. No matter what else happens for the rest of the day, I feel at peace with the world. I've immersed myself in my story.