6:00-6:30 am: Wake up, attempt to wake up or lie in bed thinking about the ways to trick myself out of bed. The crying cat sometimes helps. As does the thought of coffee.
7:00 am: Feed cat. Make coffee. Caffeinate. Eat breakfast. Check email, answer email. Waste time on daily itinerary of websites.
7:30 am: Greet eye-rubbing husband in the doorway of my office.
7:32 am: Put on author hat. I like to think it looks like this:
On to work on current WIP, revisions or anything requiring Smart Morning Brain.
8:15 am: Take a break to answer emails, look up a recipe for dinner, and/or sign up for my Crossfit workout.
8:30 am: Back to work.
9:30 am: Husband comes into office to medicate cat and chat. If I’m on a roll, he gets a vacant stare. But usually he and the cat, pictured here with Jodi Meadows' Incarnate, are a welcome distraction.
11:45 am: Leave for the gym.
12:00 pm-1:00 p.m.: Sweat, grunt and temporarily forget everything that goes on between me and my keyboard.
1:15 p.m.: Lunch time at my desk—as long as my meal lasts is as long as I’m allowed to screw around on the internet.
3:30 p.m.: Time to attend to promotional business. Manage ARC requests, update blog(s), work on interviews, plan events, contact stores, libraries, etc. Think up fun swag ideas.
5:00 p.m.: Start cooking dinner. Attempt to stay off internet for remainder of evening. [Umm, good luck, me]
11:00 p.m.: Sneak in one more peek at email, etc. Sleep, sweet sleep.