A day in the life of an author...
This blog is based on actual events...
Monday 23rd March, 2015
5:45am - Awoken by shouts of 'Daddy! I've finished my poo-poo!'
5:50am - Bum wiped, back in bed
6:00am - Can't sleep. Check Twitter.
6:10am - Boys making too much noise. Time to get up
7:05am - 2 episodes of Peppa Pig and 1 Scooby-Doo watched. Boys successfully dressed. In car on way to nursery
7:25am - Back home. Breakfast and cup of tea in front of news. Check Twitter.
8:15am - Damn! Is that the time? Need to go for a run. Check Twitter first.
8:35am - Damn! Really need to go for a run. Time to get dressed.
8:55am - Out for run.
9:25am - Crawl back in through door. Can't breathe.
9:45am - Can breathe again. Check Twitter. Check Facebook.
10:05am - Check emails.
10:10am - Wife texted to say have a good day writing.
10:15am - Shower and dress.
10:30am - Boot-up laptop. Open draft manuscript for a day's good writing.
10:31am - Time for morning coffee break.
10:55am - Check emails. Realise need to do a Q&A I committed to before I can start writing.
11:55am - Nearly lunch time, right? Check Twitter first.
12:25pm - Yeah, definitely lunch time now.
1:05pm - Finished lunch, finished watching Come Dine with Me Abroad. Open manuscript again.
1:06pm - Let me just check Twitter first.
2:00pm - Time for afternoon coffee break. Stick on movie "Kill the Irishman" - a biopic of Cleveland mobster Danny Greene - to watch while catching up on Twitter, Facebook, emails. It's good research too...right?
4:00pm - Open manuscript again. Read through last page of writing. No. Need more coffee to do this.
4:20pm - Damn! Forgot to put the washing on.
4:40pm - Wife calls to make sure I'm writing. Possible white lie told.
4:45pm - Well there's no point in starting writing now, almost time to get the boys.
5:30pm - Home with boys. Time for TV, stories, bedtime.
7:10pm - Time to make my tea. Wife comes home to be fed and watered.
8:00pm - Evening Twitter session.
9:10pm - Pudding.
9:30pm - Well it's definitely too late to start writing now. Check Twitter
10:00pm - In bed with Kindle. And wife. Ah, bugger. No writing again...
Nappies changed: 2
Bums wiped: 3
Beers: 0 (good boy)
Words written: 1,458
Words written excluding Q&A, Twitter and Facebook: 0