Today with the time change, I begin (again) a morning writing ritual. Since like most of us, I have a demanding job that consumes me the moment I hit the door and sometimes afterward, I learned a few years ago that I am most prolific in the mornings before the jaws of J-O-B open. Problem is, I am NOT a morning person. But when I embraced the advice of Julia Cameron in her book The Artist’s Way (a fab book for any creative type) to start simply with ‘morning pages’, I found that I quickly transitioned to very productive work on my novel. So I will maintain the routine my body became accustomed to during Daylight Savings Time and continue rising at the same hour to provide the extra time for writing. I will fulfill my obligation to my characters in Dancing at The Orange Peel before the grind of work-a-day life consumes me and I must fulfill my obligations to the rest of the world.