N. Renee Brown

Part-time Author, Full-time Book Junkie

DST FTW! (Blog Bite)

I know there is a bit of a controversy over this whole Daylight Savings Time thing, and this might be a unpopular opinion but I LOVE the beginning of Daylight Saving Time! The extra daylight always makes me think I’ve gotten a little extra time with a little extra energy thrown in for free. I agree, yes, it bites when we fall back…but the payoff in the Spring is more than worth it.
It’s the time of year when I’m beginning to think I CAN get everything I need done finished in time and it really boosts not only my production but also my creative juices. It’s lovely to be able to sit down and actually write instead of dread working on the novel.
I’m not sure what causes this, if it is the illusion that the day is longer (I’ve got an actual day instead of this unending night that winter brings) or if it is just a change in routine (and a little sunshine) that shakes me out of my cycle. All I know is that I am a happy writer every year when this week comes along. Yeah, the mornings are a little tougher, but the evenings are usually filled with wordboom…and I even feel like I can knock off at sundown and not be giving my writing short shrift (or my personal life either). Now if the weather would just stay tolerable instead of turning into Mr. Freeze again all would be right with the world.
I know a few of you out there have the same issues, and I’m hoping the same boon from this extra bit of sunshine, but just in case I’ve got a link to help you keep up with your writing. Trust me, it’s the only link you’ll ever need…
Language Is a Virus: http://www.languageisavirus.com/
Go check it out, you will not be sorry you did!

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  1. 3/9/2009 | 11:45 pm Permalink

    I hate DST because I always have a vague sense that I’m running behind schedule. A sense that the clock is always racing ahead of me. A feeling of “oh, it’s still only 10:30 am,” but upon a glance at a clock or watch, suddenly becomes “damn, it’s already lunch time!?” That feeling never goes away, even right up to the last day of DST.

    Just the opposite is the case with standard time, which is why I feel less hurried and rushed during the months (now all too few of them) when DST isn’t being observed.

    That’s why I say that DST is for people who generally don’t feel their time on Earth already is far too fleeting, and perhaps aren’t that bothered about getting nearer to the moment right before they’re 6 feet under.

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  2. 3/19/2009 | 7:06 pm Permalink

    LOL, thanks Janny! I know that a lot of people feel the same way you do, and I can respect that. I’m not sure about the fleeting thing…I know I worry a lot about how much time I’ve got left on the clock, but I can see what you are saying. AND I feel for you, what with us pushing DST farther forward and back to get the most out of our day it must be very frustrating. 🙂
    Thanks for commenting! You rock!

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