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.