Q: What's your average writing day like?
A: Well, there have been many early mornings around 4am where I have woken up with a story playing out in my mind. I grab the pad of paper and pencil that I have by the side of my bed and start writing.
By 7am, I am usually up for the day and taking my dog outside. I make sure the kids have everything they need and see them off to school. I will get some housework and laundry done, check my email and then go get my iced latte.
When I get back, I sit at my desk, which has a picture of the hot cowboy that is in my book I am working on for visual aid, of course, I review what I had written the day before and make any necessary changes. I put my headphones on and put in some mood music for the scene I am working on. My music choices range from Stevie Nicks, Rihanna and my mixed country favorites. I meditate for a few minutes to take on the feeling of my character and then start writing.
My dad will usually stop by every couple of days or so in the afternoon to visit which gives me a break. When 3pm rolls around the kids are getting off the bus. Then I am off with the same routine that many of us all know too well with; after school snacks, homework, showers, dinner and finally bedtime.
Around 9pm I sit down with my fiancé and watch a movie or some of our favorite shows. When I am ready for bed, around 10:30pm, sometimes my mind is not. My mind will start racing with thoughts about the book I am working on or ideas for a new one and I might be up until two in the morning writing. However, I wouldn’t change this for the world.
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