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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Snapshot of My Perfect Writing Day

Here's mine:

I'm a bit embarrassed to share this, but this is the ugly truth of it. My perfect writing day begins by getting everyone out of the house. My youngest leaves around 8:15, then I'm free to go to my office, which is beginning renovated at the moment (thus the sub flooring), sit in my pjs and write. I love these days because I get to do what I love and shut out the rest of the world. It's on days like these that I get a lot of work done, and it's often good stuff that I end up using (in whatever project I'm working on). I often look up to find both clock hands standing at attention on the 12. I completely lose myself for three or four hours. Where does the time go? Who cares? It's fabulous.

I wish every day could be like this, but I'm mom to girls ages 15 and 12. I'm in a golf league on Tuesday mornings, I do some charity work and I'm on a committee for our church fair. In other words, I have a busy life outside of writing, like I'm guessing most of us do. If only every day could look like this for me...imagine the amount of work I could accomplish!

So for the writers who may be reading this, what's your perfect day like? Does it look anything like this, or do you actually shower and dress for the day? ;o)


  1. Amy, your desk is too neat. You're not doing it right. I wear a similar hair clippy when I write.

    1. I love the pooch as writing companion! Are you going to be doing Nanowrimo?

  2. I have a 15-year old daughter w/slight OCD who comes in and straightens my work area. This is frustrating because I do like piles of paper strewn about. On the other hand, my kitchen is usually very clean.

  3. That's my Westie, Smudge, in her cubby. ;o) I'm not sure re: NaNoWriMo. Can I continue to work on my memoir and finish it in Nov, or do I have to start a whole new novel and finish it during the month? What about you?