Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Creature of Routine

Despite my earlier determination, I have to confess to feeling slightly uninspired lately when I think about blogging. It's hard, now, not to associate blogging with the negativity of recent events - although I am actually looking forward to all the free time coming my way! I will need it as I restructure my second novel.

One of the hardest things about my part-time job was that I could never quite establish a weekly routine, since the rota changed each week. I'm excited about having some continuity in my writing week. In the past year, I've nailed down a daily writing routine which seems to work for me. I get up at 7:30, make some strong coffee and peruse The Guardian and The Independent. Then, I'm at my desk by 8. I write until 10:30, when I take a break for a snack and some brainless telly (right now, I'm all about Homes Under the Hammer). Back at the desk until 12, out for a run and a shower, then writing again until 3.

In the late afternoon, I dedicate my final few hours to reading agent and publishing blogs, trying to get my head around how they actually work! A glass of wine, then the man comes home and we dissect what I've done for the day while he turns on his plethora of machines and takes over the study for his film editing.

And that's me done!


Gorilla Bananas said...

I hope you sing in the shower. It is the soap of the soul.

KimB said...

I admire that. Really. If I was home, I would get no work done. I would nap (this is without kids mind you!), read a good book (a Marsha Moore bestseller!), clean up a little, nap, more reading, etc.

But admittedly I live a life of work. Even with the kids, someone always wants something. Good thing they're so adorable.

Marsha said...

Kim, I don't know how YOU do it! You are one busy woman. I admire you! :)

Marsha said...

Er, Gorilla Bananas, no singing in the shower unfortunately. But maybe I'll give it a try tomorrow morning. I DO sing whilst making the coffee tho!