I think people wonder what I actually do all day without a paying job. For fun, here is a run-down of Monday, February 2nd.
7:20 Wake up.
7:24 Return to bed.
7:45 Get out of bed.
7:55 Walk to 7-11 for Big Gulp. Also get a chocolate donut, which was not part of the plan. OK, donut was totally part of the plan, who are we kidding?
8:10 Surf internet, craft email message about launching blog. Email message to Mike and obsess that he does not respond in four minutes.
9:06 Open actual Word file that contains the novel I'm working on and remember that there is writing to do.
9:30 to 9:45 Receive and incorporate feedback from Mike on blog announcement email. Obsess about the link being purple instead of blue.
9:46 Forget about stupid purple shade of link. I mean, who cares?
9:52 Send out email about blog.
9:53 to 10:10 Check Google Analytics to see how many new unique page visits I get to Fiction City. About 5.
10:11 Shut up and write.
11:00 Do a word count of the day’s progress. At 1,445 words. Surf internet some more.
11:05 Read wonderful book called Good Grief by Lolly Winston and wish I could write like that.
11:35 Eat something I shouldn’t for lunch and watch Episode 10, Season 1 of Mad Men.
12:25 Turn off TV and get back to writing.
12:40 Check word count again.
12:42 Realize word checking is stupid and wasteful use of time.
12:43 Curious about how much time is wasted on said word count, decide to document how I spent various chunks of time this morning. Begin writing this time log.
12:46 Shut up and write.
1:00 to 1:10 Talk to husband on phone. (Just for the record, he called me).
1:11 Write an email.
1:12 Add stuff in log.
1:13 Realize there’s only 47 minutes until The Bonnie Hunt show and decide it would be a good idea to hit 2K words before then.
1:52 Hit 2,300 words and feel absolutely creatively depleted for the day. Watch a little Days of Our Lives.
2:00 Watch The Bonnie Hunt show and make plans to meet writer friend later in the week.
3:00 Leave for the gym, bringing book I cannot put down. Proceed to stop Elliptical machine three times due to pressing book into buttons due to the fact that I cannot wait to find out what happens next due to book being great.
4:00 to 4:20 Stop at grocery store on way home from gym and somehow end up buying little Valentine cupcakes.
4:20 to 4:35 Email friends to hang out, which should help to maintain normal amount of human contact and also be fun.
4:35 to 5:20 Shower (finally), clean kitchen, straighten up, etc., so as to appear as a normally functioning human being when husband arrives home from work.
5:20 to 11:00. Family time and general hanging around.