I was originally published in 2005 and then again just today. What is the daily life of a writer like?
Here’s some photos of my last two days:
Looks relaxing right? But that was a two day vacation, not normal life. Here’s some pics of normal life:
(Oh, there’s no pics of normal life!! I’m too busy to take them!)
Here’s a typical day:
545: wake up and scurry around getting ready for school/work
640: drive to work
730-400: teach 5th graders
4-410: drive home
410: help with homework, drive kids to activities, housework, dinner, etc. Husband is a great help here!
7:30: put kids to bed by reading a chapter book
8:00: help hubby with his college work, read, take care of mundane tasks
8:30-9:00: Write or do social media tasks or lie in bed exhausted
Once a year- Writing Retreat!!
Three times a year: two week break where I try to write as much as possible.
Summer: Write and deal with children.
Ah, the life!!
I’ve done many things in the past to squeeze more time out of the day for writing. One summer (2011) I wrote in the back of my minivan while parked at Volcano National Park from 6-10 AM. That actually worked pretty well.
I’m always working on a new plan and I feel like I need one soon.