In many writing magazines "My writing day" seems to me to be a popular item. It often features someone fairly well known but not always. I must confess that I, like many others find the articles pretty fascinating. Why, exactly I don’t know but I always read them and measure myself up against them.
It proves absolutely nothing, except that we are all different and organise ourselves and our days in varied ways.
My writing day has changed somewhat over the years. I used to write early morning when I was still working full time at a day job. Even if only for an hour I would try and get a few words down before I drove off to work. I no longer have a day job, retirement has beckoned, but I still write as much as I can. I used to think I would have lots of time to write when I retired but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to work out like that. There are also still many calls on my time – much more than I’d like…
Get up at 7.45am - a quick cuppa then out for a walk or jog for an hour. (That’s my exercise done for the day).
Breakfast is at 9am and I may read a little after that or check emails etc. Any brief kitchen chores are also done here.
I try to be at my Pc actually working on the current WIP by 10.30am at the latest. I have an hour break for lunch when I also read a little or do puzzles and usually get back to my PC to get more words down in the afternoon.
When I have my word quota for the day, (usually around 1-2000) I turn to my blog and read, comment or write another article for an hour.
The best laid plans and all that mean that some days are a wash, so I try to make up for it when the writing day is going well.
But then when the evening calls... . Well, that’s my time to chillax!
So how do you organise a good writing day?