Today was a Sunday, and in Indiana it was the first day after Daylight Savings Time ended for the year.
That means we “fell back” last night, turning our clocks back an hour.
The net effect of that is that we got (theoretically) an extra hour of sleep and that we now get darkness at like two in the afternoon (only slight hyperbole) until April or so.
From a writing perspective, Sundays are interesting for me because I’m about as well rested as I can get and we usually don’t do much at all.
So, there’s plenty of time and plenty of energy, and that usually leads to some decent writing.
Today, that meant I added another 1900 words to my NaNoWriMo total, putting me at 5600 so far for the month.
But Sunday also has a couple of drawbacks …
The lack of structure always puts my productivity in peril (like I said yesterday).
And then there is the dread of Monday looming over everything I do.
Yes, I mostly like my job and yes, I’m lucky to have it, but the specter of the Sunday-night/Monday-morning abyss has hung with me since Kindergarten, and it’s nearly impossible to shake.
So, I suspect, my writing today was a bit more maudlin than I intended it to be, or than it will be the rest of the week.
Still, when it comes to NaNoWriMo, a 1900-word day is a win.