I'm not a morning person. Never have, never will be. Every morning seems to be the final morning for my cellphone's poor speakers. To me, fresh from my dreams, it sounds like the speakers are straining to rattle themselves out of my phone and jump off my IKEA-grade nightstand.
I continue to punish myself however, setting this alarm for 2 hours before I need to get moving toward my place of employment. I'm trying to become more productive throughout my days, and my mornings have been historically filled with a whole lot of nothing. So I'm going to use that time to try and focus on improving at my craft.
If there's two pieces of advice I've consistently heard from people on how to become a better writer first.) read as much as you can, and second.) write as much as you can.
So that's what I'm going to start doing in my mornings. I'll be browsing my Medium and Instapaper selections for writing, alongside this stack of printed material I have sitting next to me as I type this. I'll also be trying to write at least something every morning as well. In honing my writing style and voice, the best thing I can do is to continue to produce, while reading evidence that supports my style to everyone else's. Hopefully this will also be an exercise in finding subjects to write about, although I seem to be getting better at writing down thoughts in my trusty little Field Notes I carry around.
One morning down, the rest of my life to go.