Friday, August 23, 2013

A Day In The Life...

Have you ever wondered what a day in a writer's life might be like?

Think it's all glitz and glammer with epic battles being fought out all the time within the writer's mind or them leaning back and just staring at the computer screen, nose to the keyboard and typing away...


It's not really like that, at least not for me.

My husband gets up and takes care of our two dogs, Morrigaine and Cadence, and then Morrigaine comes back into the bedroom and snuggles with me until I have to get up and work for the day job doing whatever my sales guys need. Trust me Insurance is not exactly the most thrilling thing in the world, but it pays the bills. Back when I was in the corporate world I never wanted to work from home, but now that I do, I would take working back in an office a couple days a week just for a change of scenery.

My day job starts about 9 and between doing what I need to get done, my dogs come in to bug me for attention and play. So we play tug of war or I watch the two of them do it. I take out stuff to cook for dinner and sometimes start cooking early. The husband gets home around 6.

All the while I'm working the day job, my characters are vying for attention. Normally they start pulling at my brain and eating away at it pretty much when I sit down at the computer. They're a pain to push to the side. But they have to get used to it considering the day job pays the mortgage.

I normally stop working around 2 or 3 depending on how much work I have. I leave the office and crash on the couch with one of the two dogs or both climbing on top of me or just collapsing and using me for a pillow. Then I break out the other laptop and start working on whatever book or edits that are due.

The husband comes home, we eat, and I go back to writing. It's nothing fancy about my life. No glitz or glammer. I have my books and pets to keep me company during the day. Of course browsing the internet and talking with friends too, but I hope to get things done.

So you got a small window into my life. Not too exciting, I know. It would be nice to have more, but I'm not really one for drama unless it's my characters warring with one another and then those goes into epic battles.