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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Day in the Life

This was me, two days ago.

I got to bed early the night before and crossed my fingers I'll wake before 6 am (alarms stress me out)
5:49 am rolled out of bed
5:50-5:59 am checked email, fb, and pintrest on my phone
6:00 am sat on my bean bag to write
7:49 am freak out because I lost track of time. Wake sleeping husband and all three kiddos. School starts at 8:30.
It's a cold cereal breakfast, but they were fed, dressed, with teeth and hair mostly brushed, and lunches ready by 8:18.
8:20 am waved to kids and husband
8:21 am hit the shower
8:49 am 2 yo woke up
8:50 am get him breakfast while responding to emails for two blogs I contribute to
9:30 am wrote a few notes about a new story idea
9:40 am start the wheat grinder and put in a movie for 2 yo
10:00 am to 12:00 pm sanded picnic benches, took frequent breaks to make bread, check on my little guy, and hydrate. Boy was it it hot and humid already.
12:01 pm lunch (leftovers for me, yogurt, granola, and half a sandwich for my boy)
12:30 while bread rose, I made a pan of monkey bread and started a load of wash
1:00 pm put 2 yo to bed and started this post.

After that it was picking kids up from school, horseback riding lessons for the 6yo, feeding the crowd, Webelos for my 10yo and me helping the girls at my church (YW 12-18) to make candy grams for the dad's for Father's Day. Yup, life just keeps on coming.

And writing is one of the things that helps me get through it all.

All my days are a little bit different, but this is a pretty good representation. Today I woke up before 5 and joined #5amwritersclub on twitter for the first time in months. I've missed these guys. If you're an early riser I recommend joining them.

Are your days like mine? How do you find time to write?

Happy happenings in my writing world:

I fell in love with a new blog, The YA Club and begged them to let me be a part. (not kidding, either) I join their writing team next month, but you can check them out and swoon over their blog design and incredible posts already up in the first 12 days here.

My agent sister, Gail Nall, revealed her super cute cover for her MG, Breaking the Ice. See it here.

Sporty Girl Books is celebrating being ONE with a big giveaway. You can enter below or check out our year in review and giveaways here (on site) or rafflecopter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

As I revise VOICES, my current WIP, I am using Susan Dennard's revising method. You can check out her super helpful posts here. It's not quite as magic as the handy edit button below, but almost.


  1. Yes, getting up early helps get some writing and social media done with our hectic lives. Thanks for a ll the helpful links.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope some of the links were useful to you!

  2. I have a solid six hours while my kids are at school. It's amazing how much my writing has improved since my little one started elementary school!!!

    1. Yes, I dream of those days sometimes. But, that's a good 6 years away for me, so I have to take drastic measures:) I'm glad you've found what works for you!

  3. I cannot wake early, even to write. I'm a late night writer. I've learned to embrace it. Also, you are amazing, but you already knew that. <3

  4. Sounds like a busy day. I can't get up super early. Early to me being before six. But it's nice to have that quiet time before everyone gets up.