I’m back! Sort of. Okay, okay. Not really. I’m still slaving away in the writing grave, er, cave, but I thought I’d pop in to let you guys know that I’m still alive.
I’m also here to do a post that was requested over on my Facebook page. Some of you wanted to know what my writing rituals were like. Your wish is my command.
My day starts at 5:00 AM. Ah yes, just one of the many joys of motherhood. Amidst the chaos of getting the kiddos out of bed and ready for school, the little writing wheels start to turn in my head. S-L-O-W-L-Y.
Once the house quiets down, the ingestion of copious amounts of magic writing juice begins.
I then move on to medieval torture. I believe in some cultures this is called “exercise.” I might be wrong.
Whatever it’s called, it’s essential to the day’s writing. Agatha Christie once said: “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes. ” I couldn’t agree more. In my case, I ditch dishes for cardio and crunches. There’s nothing quite like plotting out how to make your characters’ lives miserable while you’re dripping in sweat.
After a quick shower, it’s time to bust out the good ol’ notebook. This is where I jot down any writing ideas I’ve had before going to sleep. Most of the time, what seemed like a brilliant idea the night before looks like *bleep* in the morning. Oh, well.
8AM: Ready, get set, write!
Once I’ve hit the halfway point of my word goal for the day, I treat myself to my YouTube fix. I am ADDICTED to watching vlogs. Stalker, much?
More magic writing juice. But since I don’t want to die of a heart attack any time soon, I switch to decaf.
Cute graham bunny sacrifices are made to the writing gods.
Slurp. Slurp. Munch. Munch. Type. Type.
Proper tea break. Current fave: Oolong tea.
Type. Type. Type. SAVE. CLOSE FILE. Email to hubby and mom.
Writing goal guilty pleasure reward. (Oh, Lindsay…)
LATHER. RINSE. REPEAT.