Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Life of a Writer--Mine

Many readers think of writers as having a life that is magical, much different from what every day folks experience. That might be true of the likes of John Grisham and Mary Higgins Clark but it isn't for an author like me.

Anyone who has read my blog for awhile knows that I'm published by two small, independent publishers and that I have a very large family by anyone's standards.

I usually rise a little before six, dress and greet the day with a cup of Chai tea. Though I ought to immediately start writing, I must confess, I always check my email first--and if I have a blog to promote, I'll post about it on Facebook and Twitter.
Sometime during the day, I have to write something for this blog and I'm also on the Stiletto Gang on Tuesdays and I blog for I Love A Mystery on the first and third Tuesdays.

A couple of times a week I do the laundry. I clean our bedroom and bath, my office and the hall--though I manage to con relatives into helping with the other cleaning.
Hubby often fixes breakfast, we do our thing for lunch and I'm the cook for dinner. We usually have our son and his wife and sometimes their daughter join us. I've never learned to cook for two and rather than having too many leftovers or throwing food out, I'd rather have company.

I teach Sunday School and attend church on the weekends that I'm home. When I'm promoting a book, I'm gone off and on.

I write a newsletter once a month for the residential care business which I was a part of for over twenty years and I still go to their board meetings to keep up with what is going on.

Hubby and I love movies and try to go once a week--though we don't always find something we want to see. We also watch movies on DVD.

Of course I read a lot--mysteries of course and I write review of those I like for DorothyL and Amazon.

We spend time with family--and guess who the cook is for Thanksgiving this year? Yep, that's right, me. I've made the menu, done the shopping, and I think there'll be about twenty of us. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and playing Estimation with the kids.

So, though I am a writer, my life is very much like anyone else's.

Eventually I'll get back to my work in progress, another Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery.

Marilyn

1 comments:

Cheryl said...

You mean we don't all live a life of luxury and fame? Oh man, why did I have to be a writer? LOL!

I had my few moments of fame--or should I say my daughter did--when her classmates found out that she had a children's author for a mother. She was way cool that day.

Cheryl