Day in the Life
I talk about wanting to quit the day job some day and write full time. Every once in a while I get a weekend with nothing planned, and I get to see what that might look like. It ain’t pretty, folks.
Done so far:
- Wake up to a little boy crawling into the bed with us.
- Take care of dogs and cats.
- Quick home repair job, thanks to dog’s chewing habit. Grumble.
- Front lawn mowed. Back lawn procrastinated until tomorrow.
- Lunch for kids. Lunchtime already? Dang.
- Finally, some actual writing! 3000 more words on the final (for now) rewrite of Red Hood’s Revenge.
- Dinner break, courtesy of my wonderful wife — thanks, babe!
- Short story feedback for the writer who won my critique in the Brenda Novak diabetes auction.
- Start working on an interview with a tight deadline.
- Break to watch old Transformers episode while doing the 4-year-old’s nebulizer.
Still to come tonight:
- Page proofs for The Mermaid’s Madness.
- More work on the interview, hopefully.
- Read through notes on Red Hood to figure out the next chapter so I can do it all again tomorrow 🙂
Can someone please explain how 8:45 pm snuck up on me like that? Seriously, what just happened? Where did Saturday sneak off to?
On the bright side, I’ve got 12,000 words on Red Hood after four days. If I keep up this pace, I should have no problem making my deadline. On the down side, this is not my natural pace. if I keep it up for a month, I’m likely to go a little nuts. But I want to get a head start before we head up north on vacation. I’ll be taking the laptop, but I doubt I’ll be doing 3000 words a day while we’re there.