How have you been doing this writing this comment? btw, you don’t HAVE to get up early. this is just an article with tips and my story for doing that. a good bit of the article still applies if you need to do it later. it’s all about what works for you :)
I use Google Sheets for my editorial calendar and keeping track of progress on my other projects. I usually have one or two clear line items that I define the night before as “need to get done”. I’ll work in the morning on those and then whatever I don’t finish gets done after my engineering job.