Morning Writer

There’s nothing I love better than to sit on my deck in my pajamas, wrapped in a
blanket, in the chill early morning. I guarantee I’ll have a steaming cup of coffee, a notepad, and a pencil. Of course, I’ll have both kitties on my lap, one beneath the blanket, to “help keep me” warm. 


It’s the way I write. My most productive time of day.

And it’s not for everyone.

My husband, also a writer, can’t drag a sentence out of himself until mid-afternoon, at the earliest.

When I wake, the first thing I do is look out the window. Blanket or no blanket? Umbrella or gale force winds causing problems?

Today has been nice, light wind in the morning, sunny, but still crisp. Perfect. Scene written in lightning speed.

Bad weather can mean a shorter scene, or just a partial written, because I write slower on the computer.

I like to write at restaurants too. My husband and I both agree on this. We keep spiral notebooks and pens in each car. Our favorite waitress knows to keep the coffee coming until the time we’ve told her we’ll order our meal.

The point is, writing is individualized. It’s a solo trip. And it has to fit my itinerary and be comfortable, or it just won’t work. 

#wendylkoenig #writing


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Wendy L. Koenig

I was born in Colorado, but raised on a small homestead in Illinois. I served in the USAF right out of high school. After my stint in the military was finished, I returned home and had a horse stable. My first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. It was a natural fit, given my business. Later, I attended University of Iowa's famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, I have authored and co-authored numerous books. Several of my novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues.