Please welcome Christie Silvers to the blog today, and don't forget to give her a huge Madsheep Reading cheer.
A Day in the Life of Me
At the time of this writing my kids are still in school, with only days to go until summer break. My writing schedule changes during the summer (nil to nada output), so I'll talk about my schedule during the school year.
The darn alarm clock goes, "na-na-na-na-na" at 5:30am. *Yawn* Yuck! I'm so not a morning person...ever! Get the kids up and make sure everyone stays awake. Then I head out the door with three girls in tow at 6:45am. I'm back home by 7:15am.
I spend the time between 7:15 and 9:00am tending to the dogs, chickens, breakfast, some housework, and even a dose of the Today show. I also check in on Facebook, Twitter, respond to e-mails, and browse around some of my favorite websites. And then it's time for work.
9:00 to 12:00pm I work on my current project. Between bouts of written word happiness, the dogs will always want to go out for a potty break, the phone will ring and/or beep (usually it's my husband texting about something unimportant because he's bored at work), or someone will show up. Some days it's a miracle I get any writing done at all.
From 12:00pm to 1:30pm I have lunch, do more housework, respond to more e-mails, and check in on Facebook. I might even take the time to watch something from my extensive DVR list. You just never know with wild and crazy me!
1:30pm to 3:30pm is occupied by school pickup time between three children. At this point I have to go to two different schools, but in the fall I'll be stretched even thinner by having three children in three different schools. Eek!
After 3:30pm it's all about homework, dinner, bath times, bed times, and then time spent with the hubby. Somewhere between 11pm and midnight I'll head to bed. Then we do it all over again.
Once school it out the writing schedule changes dramatically and my daily word count output is reduced to ashes. I have to write something every single day, but in the summer it might be nothing more than a blog post, a few paragraphs for my next story, or a simple character outline for the next ruthless monster to attack my beloved Liz Baker. But at least it's something!