I am still writing and publishing. Darling Mercy Dog of World War I just came out. I am super-proud of this book and hope it does get in the hands of readers and that it does earn some great reviews.
Anyway, in lieu of telling you what a famous, hard working, still-yearning author does, I'll bore you with the day of a not-so-famous but still hanging in there author.
7:00 am. Get up after being awake for an hour because when you get older it's harder to sleep through the night even though you do not have little kids.
7:01 walk dogs
7:15 Feed dogs and me and read paper.
8:00 Walk dogs again (longer), feed horses, put on fly masks etc.
8:45 Check email and Ebay -- did anything sell? do I need to ship? Why isn't anyone bidding on that great oyster tin?
9:15 Clear desk--again. Put in load of wash. Water plants on steps. Get ready for real job (not writing, antiquing, ebaying or procrastinating--those are not REAL jobs).
10:00 -- 11:45 teach students who are disinterested in writing and reading
12:00 -- walk dogs again. Lunch. Check ebay and email. No bids yet????
1:00 -- answer questions for a blog interview.
1:30 -- Answer email to editor about next book and topic. Possible pub date 2015. Seems like a long way off, but I need a concept by Jan. 2014.
2:00 -- kill stinkbugs on the porch. There are thousands.
2:20 -- take new stuff into Verona Antique Mall booth--check sales. Get depressed.
3:30 -- stop by Goodwill because, well, it's THERE and right on the way.
|Me thinking about dinner, not writing.|
4:30 -- take dogs for a walk. Take masks off horses. Brush horses, clean water trough and think about what to cook for dinner. Feed dogs.
5:00 - work on the end of chapter six of Murphy Gold Rush Dog.
6:30 -- husband and daughter want to know what's for dinner. What? It's dinnertime? Why is there no time to write???
8:00 write blog post for Equestrian Ink.
10:00 Walk dogs. Bedtime. Toss and turn because book deadline is coming up and I am only on CHAPTER SEVEN.
So there it is--the real life of an author. Next post I will be giving away a copy of Darling. And let me know below if you would like a review copy. If so, you can email me at alisonatalisonhartbooksdotcom. I'd love to get someone besides my editor to read it!