Up at 6.05 am this morning, with the world dark and quiet outside my window. Up early, the house silent around me, and as I stood and stretched and shuffled into my slippers, I decided to forgo the gym and instead sit down at my computer to write for an hour before going to work.

Which I then did. Hammered out some 2,000 words before hanging up my hat, and I only wish I had an empty morning before me in which to continue writing. But I’ll be back home by 5, and then I’ll have another opportunity to sit down at my computer and hammer out some more.

Step by step, by dawn light or evening glow, I’m going to have to figure out a way to continue writing while working full time at this school.