I talked about my writing process last Thursday, so in answering today's question, I'll focus on my time allotment.
And actually, I'll split it into two sections:
Routine pre-kids and pre-publication (baby and book contract came within 6 months of each other - yikes!)
2. Sit down at desk around 9am.
3. Check e-mail, respond to some. Usually about 45 minutes.
4. Write until 12ish.
5. Eat lunch.
6. Write until 4:30ish.
People used to say to me, "Wow, that's a lot of writing. Don't you get bored?"
NO. I look at this schedule now and salivate.
Routine with kids and published books:
On the two days I have babysitters, my day looks like this:
20 minutes e-mail (Because otherwise I would spend 2 hours on e-mail)
5 minutes social networking (See above parenthetical comment)
Update tax records
Read handful of blogs I follow
Spend 2 hours marketing/researching/responding to interviews/reading a craft book/etc.
On the three days I don't have babysitters, my day looks like this:
20 minutes e-mail
5 minutes social networking
So there you have it - my glamorous schedule, which gets crammed between dirty diapers and drinking lots of coffee.
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