I try my best to write every day, or edit, or read. Every day. I don’t think I need to re-type that, but if you are curious how often I write, re-read the first two sentences. Sometimes, I dedicate a half hour, and sometimes it’s the entire day. Below is a listing of my typical day, not the crazy all-day long edits, or the odd days I don’t do much (and go shopping instead).
- Coffee. My toddler, Wyatt, wakes me up around 7, and caffeine gets me going.
- Activities with Wyatt, including breakfast, lunch, cleaning my house, and playing.
- Nap time! Wyatt takes a nap, and either I join him, or I write for about an hour.
- Supper, cleanup, family time, bed time.
- This is when I catch my second wind. Seriously. I will be exhausted at 7 p.m. but once Wyatt goes to sleep around 8 I get this crazy surge of energy. Either I go to the gym or work out at home. It all depends on how ambitious I am, or how much I need to reflect on my story.
- Final stage. I write/edit/read at night when my house is quiet and I can focus without a toddler trying to break my laptop. I try to go to sleep by midnight but there are plenty of nights I work well past that point. Hence the reason I nap with my child.
This is an example of a perfect writing day. I don’t really do the word count goal, or page count goal, or any other sort of goal. As long as I write, I am happy. I am so proud of my work as a full-time mom and writer. Now, if only i could say the same thing about cleaning my house.
If you are interested in my work, take a look at To Tempt a Viscount by Naomi Boom.