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Falling Back

In a way, it sounds like a bad thing - we usually associate falling with negative experiences: falling off a bike, falling out of a window, falling in a river... For the most part, we don't want to fall - especially backwards, because it's harder to catch ourselves.

And then there's the complicated one: falling in love. Depending on your feelings about that at any given time, it could be good or bad. But that's a topic for another day.

This weekend we get to do a different kind of falling - "falling" back to standard time. Even if you don't care for the time change, I think most people like falling back more than springing forward. Who doesn't like having an "extra" hour? (If you're one of those people, and you have so many spare hours that you don't need an extra one, please get in touch with me. I have some things you can help me with)

I had forgotten this until I sat down to write this, but almost exactly three years ago, right around the time we fell back to standard time, the time change was the inspiration I needed to start the draft of my third manuscript. I hope it'll someday grow up to be a book, because it's my favorite of the three I've written so far, and my favorite thing that's ever come from the semi-annual time change.

#3 isn't done yet, though. I've been through several (okay, eight) drafts, but it still needs editing. (My process involves a LOT of drafts, and many rounds of editing) I've been so busy getting Gemini Divided out into the world, and now trying to finish editing the MS that I hope will end up as Book #2, so I haven't gotten to pay attention to #3 for some time now. But I'm looking forward to getting back to it.

Anyway, back to the time change. Will it probably result in everyone in my house being a little off-kilter for at least a few days? Yes. But I'll take an extra hour (and hopefully get to use it for writing) any way I can get it.

Repeat after me: at least we're not springing forward. That's a problem for future-us to deal with.

What will you do with your "extra" hour?

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