6:30: Wake up, hoping the plot problem’s solved itself overnight. It hasn’t.
6:45: Make coffee. Nothing happens without coffee. Feed the cat.
7:00: Sit at desk. Remove cat from keyboard.
7:15: Check social media. Attempt to refrain from checking sales stats. Fail. Sigh today. (Cheered yesterday.)
7:45: Stop procrastinating. Check e-mail for business-related items. Answer 5 emails. Remove cat from in front of computer screen.
8:30: Look at whiteboard. Realize with horror there are three deadlines looming.
8:45: Finish community newsletter column.
9:15: Finish drafting the promotional ‘blurb’ for another author’s book. More coffee.
9:30: Write and schedule social media promos for the next week.
10:15: Becoming one with desk chair. Go for a walk and think about (a) the book review due and (b) the knotty plot point. Apologize to neighbours whom you’ve ignored because you’re deep in thought.
11:30: Shouldn’t I have a shower today?
12:00: Food might help. And more coffee.
12:30: Check social media. Type one-handed because cat is insisting on cuddles.
1:00: Solve some problems for the community newsletter. Apologize to a contributor whose article had a typo.
1:30: Begin the book review.
1:35: Clean up cat’s hairball. Return to book review.
2:30: Ask writer friends via DMs about the plot point. Much discussion….not all on topic.
3:30: Break time. Discuss plot point with husband…or whoever this man I live with is.
4:00: Dear gods, is that the time? Open WIP document.
5:30: Cat is being very loud. Oh. She’s hungry. Oh. Dinner. Good: it’s husband’s turn to cook. Pour wine.
6:30: Clean up. Write a grocery list. Return to desk. Read what I wrote in the WIP. Sigh.
7:30: Couch and tv time. Watch with half an eye. Make hopefully relevant comments to husband about what’s happening on-screen. Write ideas in notebook with the other eye-and-a-half.
10:00: Return to keyboard. Write for a bit.
11:00: Pour scotch. Look at whiteboard of writing/marketing/editorial tasks. Swear. Feed cat. Pour more scotch to counteract too much coffee. Go to bed, plot point still unsolved.