Time once again for the Marketing for Romance Writers blog. This week, the writing prompt is:
A Day in My Life
I’ve left the rat race, so my days tend to be similar.
An ideal day:
I didn’t stay up too late reading last night, so I’m awake and raring to go by 9:00. (You early risers are probably scandalized, but I am not an early bird.) I go the gym and then devote the rest of the morning to practicing my oboe and making oboe reeds.
If it’s one of the days we babysit the grandson, I play with Wesley around lunchtime, or maybe we take him to the play area at the mall. If it isn’t one of his days, I talk with my caro sposo or read for a while.
Then I sit down to write. I totally ignore the Internet, paying no attention to e-mail, baseball scores, or the news until I’ve written my daily quota of words. That quota varies, but 1500 to 2000 is typical; 4000 is better. Right now, though, I’m working on my To-Do list of rewrites of a recently finished MS, so word counts are irrelevant.
After dinner, I take Twiggles to the dog park or for a walk, weather permitting; this time of year, the Arizona heat and summer monsoon season mean she doesn’t get walks or to the dog park as much as she likes. After I fix dinner and eat a leisurely meal while chatting with the wife, it’s back to the computer for more writing, e-mails, and a teensy bit of wasting time.
A less-than-ideal day
I sit at the computer instead and waste time until dinner. I do cook dinner (usually), but then I sit in front of the TV, go shopping, or waste more time on the computer. Poor Twiggles uses our big back yard instead of going anywhere.
Around 11:00 pm I realize I’ve wasted the whole day, so I frantically write or work on marketing. If I’m feeling really guilty, I stay up too late but nonetheless end up with a word count of 78 words. Rinse, lather, and repeat.
How about you? What’s your typical day like?
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