Ok, I'm another blog virgin so bear with me as I get the hang of things. I thought today I'd talk about what a normal writing day is like at my house. Some of you probably picture me somewhere quiet, with a cup of nice flavored coffee, sitting in a writing room of my own with my trusty computer and typing out stories. (I wish)
Actually the day for me goes something like this.
It begins at bedtime. (My kids bedtime that is) Somewhere around ten PM the house gets settled and I get my computer time. This lasts until the first young child starts crying. Usually about an hour. Then I settle everyone down again and try to get myself some sleep. Of course the plot bunnies are now beating at my brain because my imagination won't turn off and after a few hours I can't help but get back up and sneak a bit of writing time. If typing is too noisy I'll turn to my trusty pen and notebook(Twice the work but very relaxing for me to write things out longhand)
When I'm finally too tired to work anymore I get a bit of rest and then once morning comes and my three kiddies are settled with food and cartoons I steal a bit more time. Throughout the day, between screaming and fighting and general chaos, I might get another hour or two in all if I'm lucky. LOL It's a wonder I get anything written at all, but in a strange way it works for me. I write better under presure it seems, when every moment at the computer needs to count. I always have more than one project goign and that works for me too. I probably couldn't write now in a peaceful environment and thats okay too. Every writer has to find the process that works for them and total disarray is apparently my thing.
I'd love to hear about the system everyone else uses to write.
MSA and Blog newbie