The Writing Life
The writing life is different for each of us, so I thought I’d share what a typical day holds for me.
- Not a morning person!
- After getting ready for the day, I drink a glass of water, fix some breakfast, and do the social media things I need to do.
- More and more I’ve been doing some morning writing. My usual has been to write in the afternoon with two to four being my best writing time. But I’m working on a few different projects so morning writing is now a part of my schedule.
- Walk Lily. It’s a nice break from sitting at the desk.
- Depending on the time we walk there may be more writing before lunch.
- Lunch! My husband has been making us the best salads so I have that and watch part of a show recorded on the DVR.
- A little housework or laundry or reading.
- Writing! Some days it’s easy and some days…
- Walk Lily – this walk is usually shorter than the morning walk.
- Sometime I write again in the evenings if a scene starts running through my head.
Although all of this changes depending on what is going on in the book cycle. Right now I have the page proofs (it’s the last chance to fix simple things like grammatical mistakes before publication) for Three Shots to the Wind so I’m spending a lot of time with them.
Pre-Covid I had a lot more social events like going out to lunch or coffee. While those are more limited now, I was thrilled to have lunch with Barbara Ross and her lovely husband Bill last Friday. We picked up food and took it to a winery. It was a lovely afternoon.
Readers: Do you have a routine or are you more spontaneous?