Most of my posts are scheduled for the morning (EST – Eastern Standard Time), but that’s not when I’m writing. Or when I’m even awake for that matter…
In fact, I am lucky to wake up before noon and to be in bed by 5 AM. Average, I get about 5-6 hours of sleep a night. And that’s average for a good week. As of the beginning of this month, I took a “vacation” from working 3 weeks straight as a bartender in Largo, Florida. Instead, I decided to spend my time on myself and my books.
That’s right, I used the plural of book. What am I writing? You will never know! At least, not yet. You know one of the projects is the sequel to Revenge that came out in January (but I got my advanced copies last November.)
When I’m not writing or working to get money to write and market, I’m scheduling. I splurged and bought a Dec. 2017 – Dec. 2019 booklet for scheduling events. October 12th, 2017, I’m back at Books at Park Place for their Horror Genre signing! Isn’t that exciting!
Starting Monday, I’ll be contacting more people in the Tampa Bay area to do book signings at. That’s if I don’t sell out of my copies on the 12th!
I have a full case reserved for my friend Amelia Bronson, who is starting a book-of-the-month-club with her friend, and fellow author. I’ll be February! That’d be a fantastic birthday present to myself! (February 7th for all of those who do not know!)
Back to the day in the life of me. It’s not easy. I wake up and immediately start writing or critiquing for as long as I can before I get ready for work. Then I go to work for an 8 hour shift, sometimes 9 depending on how busy. And when I get home, guess what? I relax for an hour or so and go to bed. Then I do it all again! My days off consist of laundry, writing, editing, outlining, re-outlining, character concepts, series outlines overall then separate book outlines for the series, etc. Once I get everything on the computer, I’ll start posting templates of what I use to create my books and characters.
After that, I’m a nerd. I play Sims 4, a lot. Too much for an adult, actually… I have a problem. Is there an AA meeting for Sims players? If you do not know what AA is, please just close this post now.
However, I use Sims 4 to create visual representations of my characters that I can play around with them and where they live. I can create every aspect of their lives and homes. I can put two characters together and just play it on freewill mode and see if they will get along together. Or I can use my God-complex and mess around and create drama…Which happens more than not.
I watch too much HGTV Rehab shows and dramas that I can binge on Netflix. Tonight, however, is music. I think I have a playlist going that’s… Let me check. Yup. I have a soft rock playlist playing right now.
Mom, yes it includes Phil Colins, Heart, and A-Ha. No, I really know about these bands. Heck, right now it’s playing You’re The Inspiration by Chicago. Which I’m sure, many people my own age don’t know who Chicago is. But whatever, I’m weird. I’m different. I’m okay with that.
My writing routine is there things get tricky. Which it has changed a lot in the last year and a half. Because of this, I’ve been taking a lot longer with Rebellion than planned. Readjustments are difficult. And there’s about to be more at the end of next month.
O.o good song… (Got distracted by Take It On The Run by REO Speedwagon).
As you can see, I get finicky and easy distracted. Also babble, a lot. Look forward to more posts where I get someone to watch me for my routine so I can write about it without getting too distracted. *Fingers Crossed*