For YEARS, I have been resistant to blogging. I’ve even blogged about how much I don’t blog very often because I just don’t have the time. But last week, after reading a blogger’s recap of her typical day, I caught the blogging bug. I mean, I really, really caught it.
In hopes of inspiring those who have been trying to decide if writing is something you might want to do full-time, I’ll share my typical day (6 days a week):
7:30 am – Wake up but stay in bed. Change the channel from ESPN to TBN. Listen to Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, John Hagee and Joseph Prince while dozing in and out.
9:30 am – Get up, get dressed, eat breakfast. Replay episodes of ministers (from above) that I really wanted to listen to closely while I’m getting dressed. Stretch or maybe exercise for a little bit while listening.
10:15am – Go to the prayer closet. Read, study the Word, journal, pray.
12:15 pm – Write fiction
1:00 pm – Eat lunch.
1:30 pm – Return the morning’s phone calls. Handle inside-the-house business (i.e. update sales chart, schedule free books, sales, ads, read professional blogs, etc.)
2:30 pm – Write fiction, social media
4:00 pm – Handle outside business (i.e. post office, groceries, stuff my husband put on my list of things-to-do because he thinks I do nothing all day)
5:00 pm – Housework, listen to podcasts or other material that grows me professionally or spiritually. Eat.
6:00 pm – Write fiction
7:30 pm – Break. Watch TV with my husband while he unwinds. He likes reality TV shows or sports. I don’t like either of those, but I do what I have to do.
9:00 pm – Write. Might be fiction, might be a presentation, perhaps a blog J
11:00 pm – Update daily sales chart.
11:15 – Call it a night. Pack my husband’s lunch. Go to bed.
Following this schedule, I’ll get anywhere from 1500-2000 words of fiction written daily.
I answer email messages and phone calls as well as post on social media throughout the day. My husband is also home some days and may work at different times, so there’s some variety.
Sometimes I go to bed around 11:30 pm, sometimes I stay up until after midnight to write if I’m really on a roll or under a deadline. On those nights, I look like this video.
So, tell me…is this what you thought the writing life was like? If you’re an artist, what’s your typical day like?