I liked Khaled Hosseini's post about when he writes... while I'm not at the 4am level (nor have I written anything like The Kite Runner), every other day, when my wife gets up and heads out to the gym, and the two little kiddos are still snugly in bed or crib (we hope), I've taken to hauling myself downstairs (this is around 6-6:30am or so), plunking myself down in front of the laptop, and writing. No checking websites. No reading email. Just firing up my favorite drafting application and getting working on whatever project I'm working on at the moment.
It's not particularly easy (especially when the stop at the laptop is delayed for twenty minutes or so for a brisk session of shoveling out my wife's car so she can hit the gym), but I find I really, really miss the days when I don't get my two or so hours in the morning before work.
Causes Matthew Hanlon Supports
The Jimmy Fund, The Neely House, UNICEF