Yes and no. I don’t get to wake up at four am everyday or have the rest of the schedule or routine work out everyday. Some days I manage bits of it, others none of it at all.
But the point is to try and eventually it might all fall into some sort of set pattern with enough room to be flexible for all the things that do change in my life so often.
Because each time some bit of it works, I get a result. I get more words on a page or a bit more exercise or more work done or more time with people.
And it means I am keeping or trying to keep my promises to myself and others about what is important to me. It helps me to say no to things that are not important to me.
And to be honest when the cycling is on I don’t get any sleep at all really.
But I am getting words on a page, on a screen, in my Patreon subscribers email inboxes and hopefully one day in book form whereas previously I would have to put it aside completely because I would not be able to figure out how to make it work with everything else I needed to do.
So no, it’s not every day that I do this. The schedule itself is a guideline or goal to try and plan my time with. And I am not perfect. But it helps to know that that little bit of time is my writing time, that I get to defend and keep as my writing time.
It works well enough that I know it is a good thing and that maybe I have part of the ideal tailored to me and my life schedule worked out… for now.