April 25, 2011

A Writer's Life - A day in the life of a writer (Part 1)

7:38
Rolling out of bed, stretching and yawning a little, before heading into the kitchen

7:41
Putting on the kettle to make tea

7:42
Getting rid of all the water that's been drunk during the night (not to self: don't eat spicy foods in the evening)

7:44
Heading back to the kitchen, waiting for the darn' kettle to finally boil

7:45
Water's still not boiling, so time is being used to fire up the computer

7:46
The kettle starts whistling the moment the right index finger hits the ON-button on the computer

7:47
Finally making tea, filling a mug, and putting it next to the computer

7:49
Time to brush teeth and take shower, but now that the computer is up and running rather check e-mails first

8:03
Done with those e-mails

8:04
Maybe check out what's been happening on Facebook overnight

8:12
Finding the usual crap in the newsfeed, peppered with some status lines that beg for a funny/ironic/pesky/teasing comment

8:20
Tea hasn't quite kicked in yet, so taking a shower is further delayed, instead meals will be served in My Restaurant

8:28
And while we're at it, let's check whether Doreen* needs to be fed and washed

8:37
Done with playing around a bit with Doreen, risking a brief glance to the clock and realizing that a full hour has been spent "trying to wake up"

8:38
Spurting into the bathroom

8:40
Washing, brushing, showering, toweling ... the usual stuff

9:01
Leaving the bath, remembering that maybe it would have been a good idea to have breakfast first

9:02
Putting wheat bread into the toaster and hoping no grains will get stuck between teeth now that they've just been cleaned

9:09
Finishing breakfast and heading back into the bathroom to clean the interdental spaces which were inevitably clogged with wheat grains

9:11
Plopping down behind the computer again, this time to check the weather forecast

9:12
Contemplating wearing shorts as temps are supposed to hit the mid 70ies

9:13
About to get up and stick nose into the closet when a friend goes online and sends an IM

9:47
Saying goodbye to the friend after a brief discussion of the damage she's done shopping the previous day

9:48
Going on an extended search for a particular shirt, but not finding it

10:03
Remembering that said shirt is in the laundry and opting for a different one instead, which of course doesn't go with the shorts and leads to some more time being spent on rummaging around in the depths of the closet

10:17
Clothed, finally

10:18
Getting down to business, finally (again)

10:19
Unsure which project to tackle first

10:27
Coming to the conclusion that it's best to make your editor happy aka trying to finish the first draft of "the secret project"

10:38
Spending time revising instead of actually continuing writing

10:42
Getting bored of revising, thus playing around with formating the page/font

11:05
Realizing you're not getting anywhere

11:06
Starting on the Acknowledgements for the book-to-be, profusely thanking your wonderful editor

11:48
Remembering that your harvest will go to waste if you don't head over to Farm Town right away

11:49
Accidently closing file without saving it first

11:50
Cursing

11:54
Done with cursing

11:55
Harvesting

12:07
Realizing that hunger is setting in and heading into the kitchen

12:08
Searching the inventory of both the fridge and supply cabinet

12:13
Speed dialing the number of preferred Pizza Delivery service

12:14
Ordering Veggie Pizza, minus mushrooms

12:15
Deciding to tackle writing/plotting/typing after lunch

--- to be continued ---



* Pet Society

1 comment:

  1. What a day! and that's just up to lunch time?....if that were me, I would have skiped everything inbetween breakfast and lunch and gone back to bed and turned on the tv....LOL! I hope you had a nice Easter! I'm not doing anything this week but crafting if I can help it...Have a super week friend! hugs, Jennifer

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