Who's in for a new year of fun and games? This blog idea comes from Xio Axelrod.
A Day in the Life: What do you do when you’re not writing? (Could be a little about your day job, your hobbies, taking care of family, etc)
If you’re joining me from Susan Scott Shelley, welcome!
Wow – finally a blog topic where I don’t have to think! Here’s my Day in the Life:
6:00am: Alarm goes off. Don’t get out of bed until –
6:45am: Shower. Read while blow-drying hair.
7:00 – 8:00am: Read while waiting for coffee to drip. Read while eating breakfast. Read while getting dressed (except for brief second while head is popping through neck hole of shirt).
8:15am: Mr. C and I drop Only Son off at school.
8:20am: Arrive at Broadcast Centre. Mr. C and I head to our respective offices.
8:20 – 4:30pm: Yes, my husband and I work together. He is the General Manager of two radio stations and one TV station, of which I am the Television Production Manager. (Yes, he’s my boss) In a nutshell, I’m responsible for the behind-the-scenes technical side of most local commercials, programs, features, etc. I’ve only held this title since July, so I’m still learning every day. A lot of my time is spent preventing and resolving technical issues, which is NOT in my comfort zone. Thank goodness the rest of my time is spent writing and producing TV commercials, which I’ve done for more than 25 years (oh, god, I sound old). That’s where I get my creative fix.
5:00pm: Home. Make dinner. Clean up after dinner.
7:00 – 9:00pm: Now that my children are pretty much grown, I have a lot more free time in the evenings than I used to. This is when I do my writing, marketing, social media, etc. When I’m in the midst of a new manuscript, I try and get 500 words a day done. It may seem like a small amount, but it adds up nicely. I’ve finished 3 manuscripts in 3 years at that pace!
9:00 – 10:00pm: TV watching if there’s something good on (yes, I understand the irony of a TV Production Manager not watching TV). Otherwise, reading.
10:00 – 11:00pm: Take my book to bed with me. More reading, until my eyelids droop. Sleep.
How does Betty Bolte spend her day? Find out here.
S. C. Mitchell
1/6/2015 02:58:10 am
But, do you read?
1/6/2015 03:10:09 am
I know, right, Steve? I never have enough time to read. :)
1/6/2015 03:57:17 am
That time before I fall asleep, is my reading time and it's sacrosanct.
1/6/2015 03:59:19 am
I can't fall asleep without reading at least a page or two, even if it's 2 in the morning...
1/6/2015 05:01:39 am
Love that you always seem to have a book in your hands. One of my guilty pleasures is to wake up and spend an hour reading before I get out of bed. Doesn't happen nearly often enough.
1/6/2015 05:03:04 am
Reading in bed in the morning! That's a pleasure I'd long forgotten. Will have to do that next time I have a lazy day planned.
1/6/2015 06:53:51 am
I suspect you like reading. ;) Actually, what I want to say is that I'm awed that you can work such a demanding job (I've worked in TV and Radio, I know!) and still manage to write. You have a sense of discipline I do not have! Plus, you're an amazing author.
1/6/2015 07:30:48 am
Thanks, Vicki! I'm not as disciplined as I'd like (who is?) but I manage to get it done. :)
1/6/2015 07:16:24 am
Technical difficulties, huh? Part of my job, too.
1/6/2015 07:31:15 am
All I want is one week where everything runs the way it should!! :)
1/6/2015 07:49:39 am
Haha! Get that reading in there where you can. Love it. And what a cool job! We have some very creative people in our group. =)
1/6/2015 12:12:31 pm
There certainly air, you singer/writer/designer you!
1/6/2015 12:08:28 pm
I always love the idea of husband & wife working together - Does that actually work?
1/6/2015 12:11:45 pm
Well, we've worked together since September 1987, and have been together since December 1987, so I think I can safely say it works for us! :)
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