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5 a.m.

David Gane
David Gane

I'm an early-morning person.

It started when I wanted to be a writer. I had kids, and they'd stay up late but usually sleep in. If I wanted to write, the morning was my opportunity.

I first tried getting up 30 minutes early, then 1 hour. Somewhere, I settled into a 5:00 a.m. wake-up. Now, my body wakes me, even if I want to sleep in.

As the kids are older and out of the house, I no longer write that early. But I still wake at the same time: to journal, read, and plan my day. So, I figured why not switch my publishing to 5 a.m?

We'll see how long it lasts.


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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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