5:45-6:00am = Do my daughters' hair for school. While Dad gets the 2 boys up and the first round of laundry started. (yes, my hubby does laundry)
6:15am= try to go back to sleep, unless my new WIP (Work in Progress) is speaking, then sneak downstairs and write 600-1,000 Words. Say hi to Kasie West who is awake in CA working on her WIP (whatever new book it is at the moment) listen to her chide me for being awake so early and then read her new stuff and tell her how great it is!
7:30=fall asleep at the computer (LOL!) and say goodbye to Kasie and sneak off to bed.
9:30-10:00am= Wake up for real this time, change from my robe to Tshirt and yoga pants, get my youngest ones up (if they don't wake me up first) tell my 5 year old that he can make breakfast today (seriously, he makes me and chloe toast every morning and gets her milk ready)
10:15=Start educational movie for my kids.. like Dora! LOL! Run through my emails from yahoo and my website (start answering) Then time to read anyone else's WIP's that have come in through the night and give comments on them. (Editor, Cheerleader whatever.)
11:30=Break time... hang with the kids... snuggle with them, read to them, watch Thomas the tank engine.. LOL! Get them to pick up toys.
12:00=Nap time for baby. Start visiting blogs and writing responses. If I feel like it I post something new on my blog. (Like today! LOL!) If not, then I use this time to read my own book and what I've written so far and edit from the day before. Or do my rewriting on my other books and edit for my Agent.. depending on what she needs, and what i feel like working on.
2:00= Lunch time (Yes, I know we eat late! But we get up late!) More snuggles and time for toys and drawing. They do this right next to me in the conservatory.
3:00=Finally! I can work on my own book and actually WRITE in it. YAY! I say a quick prayer (To make sure I'm channelling right) and go to work. <--In between countless IM's from my writer friends where I catch up on their lives I write about 600 to 1,000 words and send it to them amid death threats usually if I don't! LOL!
5:00= Dad is back from the base with the kids... Chaos resumes!
5:30-8:00/8:30=is family time. The only thing I do during this time is check my email and answer a few IM's as I walk past. Kirsten, my totally awesome agent, ALWAYS writes during family time... LOL! So it's my excuse to check in. I also call my mom in the states and check in.
The next three hours are making sure dishes are done, food is made, kids are clean, chores are done, and everyone is loved! LOL! We read our family scriptures and say our family prayer and get the older four off to bed, with school clothes laid out and ready for the next morning.
8:30-11:00= I IM on yahoo chat, read more blogs and leave comments, read more WIP chapters from my writing friends and comment, answer emails as they come in, and write, write, write on my book.
11:00=Time to get the younger two to bed. Pretend like I'm going to sleep too. Turn off all the lights and say prayers and goodnight kisses and then sneak back down.
11:00- (12, 1, 2, 3am) This is were it gets really bad. If I'm in a zone and a scene is coming to me... I take off. And I write until it stops. There have been more nights than I'm willing to mention that I've looked up and seen the time and went DANG! But, in my defense, I have tried to go to bed earlier and i kid you not, if I don't write my scene down that's attacking me... then it keeps me awake ALL NIGHT LONG.. until I finally, VERY sleep deprived at this point sneak down and write it out. So I've learned, if I'm in the zone, write it.
So that is it. That's my crazy life and schedule so far. I haven't written out my weekends, which involve church and family stuff... but you get the idea. I never, ever write in my book (WIP) on Sundays. It's my day off. Instead, I read other writer friends' stuff, or I read a real, live book! LOL! Or do nothing writing related at all! I know, gasp, right? LOL! Anyway, I chose not to write on Sunday, since I figure I'm channelling these books and the Lord is giving them to me, AND I want to make money off of them--I better be a good girl and give Him his sabbath day back. Which, all in all seems to be working really well for me. I give the Lord every Sunday... he gives me at least 1,000K of words to write the other days... (Most days much more!)
Well, I hope this helps. Totally boring, I know... But, maybe you can find a missing link in there that I'm not seeing.