Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Day in the Life of This Writer

I admire you folks who work so diligently from a schedule. I keep thinking I'll develop one, but as yet, even after seven years of retirement, haven't. Every morning I sit down at the computer, check my emails, my loops, my stat counter, etc. Some days I go from there to writing and get a lot done. Other days, life interferes and I'm running here and there buying groceries, keeping doctor appointments, meeting friends for lunch, and working in the yard. And, I read a lot. Life hasn't always been this way. I taught in public school for thirty years and not being an early riser, my writing was done at night.

Our children are grown, so I don't have to stop work and cook. My husband is easy to please and will eat a sandwich or something from our neighborhood fast food places. I know, I'm very fortunate.

Nothing motivates me more than a note from my editor. I know most people don't like edits, but I enjoy them. Plus, I see them as one step closer to my pub date. I heard from my editor for Forever Faithful yesterday saying the process had begun. It is due out November of 2008. I can’t wait!



Anonymous said...

Oy, did this strike a chord! I have to balance a day job with writing so using a schedule of sorts is quite necessary.


Kimber Chin said...

I hear you about life getting in the way.

During the summers when I write, I'll write my chapter first and then do everything else later. I'm not skilled enough to write without a fresh brain.

Sandra Cormier said...

I've been dragging my butt writing my next novel(s) because in the back of my mind is my upcoming release. I can't concentrate on something new until the first project is put to bed.

I wish my edits would start soon, then my motivation will start anew!