A lot of writers say they work best in the early mornings. I’ve tucked away their endorsement of mornings, for inspiration, but most mornings I end up snuggling deeper into the blankety nest and waiting until I’ve maxed out all the snoozes. I have the worst time waking up.
Is this a disease of some kind? Does everyone have a hard time waking up? I once told a therapist that waking up was the hardest thing I did all day, even after eight hours of sleep. And she looked at me in total shock, like: Now this is serious. But…. five more minutes of warm-soft-dreamland? Who wouldn’t want that?
Sometimes I think about that scene in Kill Bill where Uma Thurman lays in the back of the truck and stares at her big toe after being paralyzed and just says: “Wiggle your big toe. Wiggle your big toe.”
Sometimes that works.