Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Writer's Life...or at least mine...

Every writer is different and we have different quirks and habits when we actually sit down and write. For the last few months, I realize I have somewhat a routine. It varies from book to book, but I thought it'd be fun to give you little peak into my world.

Hotdogs. I've pretty much raised the stock of Oscar Mayer sustaining myself on hotdogs this past month alone. It's pretty much all I've consumed during lunch. Of course, it doesn't help having enough pretzel buns in my freezer to feed an army.

And of course there's Sweet Tea. I make my own and practically live off the stuff...I am from Texas, ya know! 

Netflix. I can't write to music, but I can't work in silence either. Heroes, Twin Peaks, Greek, and Gossip Girl played in the background as I worked on PARADIGM. So if my characters have supreme super human powers, involved in a mystery, set in a sorority house in the Upper East Side, you know why. Ha, just kidding. Well, except for the powers part. 

Mochas. I'm addicted to them and indulge at least one or two hot mochas a day, including the whip cream. I always promised myself an espresso machine and after purchasing one last Christmas, it's certainly paid for itself, as I can keep my addiction without spending the big bucks at Starbucks (okay, I buy my beans at SBUX, but it's still cheaper making them at home).

I like to consider my coffee station part of my must have writer tools. 

So, I sit in my uncomfortable office chair writing, doing/eating/drinking all of the above. Glamourous huh?

On the actual writing front, I've got a lot done this last week (notice I missed my regular Wed post), and  am finally working on editing/revisions to PARADIGM! I should be contacting my beta readers within the next week or so.

I hope to have more updates next week!


9 comments:

  1. Woman I'm glad to see your words are flowing…kudos and much success my friend...

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    1. Thanks chica! I'm sure you've realized how out of touch I've been!

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  2. Pretzel bun sounds so num. I will now set my food peeps to hunt it down for me!

    I hope that the edits keep going well for you. Keep up the good work!

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    1. They are yum! Hubby is a chef, so he orders them :)

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  3. Is nice to get an insight into how people write. I too write on an uncomfortable chair when I am at my place. Here at my parents I am tucked up under a blanket on the sofa....and yes, it is meant to be summer!

    Glad you had a productive week!!

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    1. A blanket and sofa is my secondary office :)

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  4. Nice work, mujer! Glad to see you're in edits. Dang, I have to snack on veggies while I write or I gain 10 pounds! Those pretzel buns sound amazing! Nom, nom!

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    1. I think I survive on caffeine and sugar!

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  5. Love the environment you create when you write -- and congrats on great output! I'm the exact opposite. Absolute quiet. Cushion on chair. Comforting plants nearby. As little clutter as I can manage. And then I sink down into story and it crashes all around me.

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