Friday, March 27, 2015

FRIDAY STIR FRY - My Life As A Writer

A writer friend of mine wrote a couple of blog posts about her life as a writer. She is living my dream - stay at home and write. She even has a house keeper and a husband that will sometimes cook dinner. You can read her posts here:

So, I thought I would give you some idea of what my writing life is like.
What you see in this picture is pretty much my life 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. Our office is a little different, but I bet you get the idea. Glamorous right?

Because I'm not a morning person, there is no early writing. My day starts with me falling out of bed about ten minutes after seven. Notice I said work starts at eight? Thank goodness I'm low maintenance, I don't live too far from the office, and there is coffee at work. Quick shower, dress and out the door by 7:40.

Nine hours later, I'm headed back home. My brain is so tired I sometimes have a hard time unlocking the back door. Kidding, but again, I bet you get the picture.

Next is a well deserved cocktail while watching the nightly news.
Sometimes, I feel a little better and open up my work in progress and write a few hundred words. Most nights though, I don't get out of my recliner until time for bed, usually around 9. What no dinner? Yep, some nights I'm too tired to fix anything.

So when do I write? Weekends. And if I feel like lugging my laptop to work (which isn't often), I'll get a few words during lunch.

Sadly, all this doesn't translate to creating a lot of books. But, it's what it is until I can live my writer friend's life and stay home. Although, I'll probably never have a house keeper and forget that whole husband thing.


  1. Maybe you could just get a good-looking male housekeeper to inspire your writing? Or a pool boy? Or a boy toy? You'll be rich, so you get what you want.

  2. There you go putting ideas in my head.