Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Humorous look at a Day in the Life of an Author





Daily schedule of an author who works swing shift as an aircraft inspector from 3 pm to 2 am. 

  •  11:00 a.m.   Wake up. Check and reply to emails via smart phone. 
  • 11:30 am     Get dressed.  Check and reply to messages and notifications on Facebook.
  • 11:50 am     Go into kitchen; talk to significant other half. Eat breakfast. Check twitter. Reply to those who actually hold conversations. Delete spam. Schedule retweets. Finish breakfast. 
  • 12:45 pm     Check google plus. Check and reply to blogs.
  • 1:30 pm       Shower, light housework
  • 2:30 pm       Go to work - a 10 hour shift. On breaks and lunch check for updates on social sites via smart phone.
  • 2:30 am       arrive back home. Talk to significant other half
  • 2:45 am       catch up social networking that I couldn't at work. More housework.  Talk to significant other half
  • 3:00 am       if able, write on current story, edit current story
  • 4:00 am       go to bed - dream of my characters plots if I am not too tired

And sometimes I actually get to squeeze in time at the gym when schedule permits.Repeat 5 - 6 days a week.  



Some real conversations I have been a part of: 


  • comment: So, you are an author. You don't write that mushy romance junk do you?
  • comment: So, you are an author. Why do you still work here? 
  • comment: So, you are an author. I'd like to read your book. Can you give it to me?
  • comment: So, you are an author. I'm surprised you put so much effort into this. 
  • comment: So, you are an author. That really isn't a job, right? More like a hobby, isn't it? 
  • comment: So, you are an author. You should write science fiction; that's what I read.  
  • comment: So, you are an author. Can you tell me how to publish a book? 
  • comment: So, you are an author. How long did it take you to write it? 
  • comment: So, you are an author. I want to stay at home and play on the computer all day. 
  • comment: So, you are an author. I don't like sad endings. Do you have sad endings?
  • comment: So, you are an author. I read one of your books and you got it totally wrong.
  • comment: So, you are an author. Do you actually sell books?
  • comment: So, you are an author. You co-authored one of your books, so its not really yours, is it?


What I really want you, the reader, to know:


  • My house doesn't get cleaned on a regular basis.
  • I love creating stories for you to read.
  • There will be more books. 
  • I spend 20-30 hours a week writing, editing, and marketing on top of a 50 hour full time job in order to produce books. 
  • I will continue working two jobs until my writing makes me enough that I can stay home and do it full time. Then there will be even more books.
  • I thank you for your continued support, and patience. 
  • Your support through buying my books, writing reviews, telling others, and sharing links with others is invaluable to me and is greatly appreciated. 





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