Ideal Day: Wake up like the glorious writer/princess I am. Have doves dress me. Their feathers inspire an entire series, probably a future Bestseller.
7:00 – 7:30
Have a breakfast full of protein, and carbs that are actually good for me, to power an entire day of writing.
Snooze. Snooze. Snooze.
7:30 – 9:00
With hot coffee in hand, I begin refreshing my memory of yesterday’s writings. Think, “wow, I’m a genius, but there are some very small changes that will be super easy to implement to make me even more of a genius.” Write for 1.5 hours without getting distracted by Twitter or Instagram, because I have a laser-like focus.
Snooze until 8:00. Wait, I was supposed to be awake an hour ago? Why did I think I could do that when I stayed up all night watching YouTube videos? Decide to cook eggs while rereading yesterday’s writings. Repeat firstdraftsaresupposedtosuck firstdraftsaresupposedtosuck until I believe it. Accidentally spill coffee on keyboard.
9:00 – 9:30
Take a small break, but only to reference an award-winning non-fiction book pertinent to my current WIP. Find exactly what I need with little effort, as if magic.
Frantically search Google for the answer to my random “what if?” question that will never come up in my story. Find semi-appropriate article on Wikipedia.
9:30 – 11:00
Back to writing. 1000 words of beautiful prose appear on my manuscript. I have somehow found the answer to the age old question “how do I make a believable YA love story when the novel spans only a week and they just met?”
Wikipedia has taken over my life, I have somehow ended up on a page about Mouse Rat, a band from the show Parks and Rec. Think, “wow, I should really rewatch that, I wonder if I have time to start today (but only from Season 2, because Season 1 is the worst).” Look at clock. Realize I have wasted an hour of precious writing time in a Wikipedia spiral. Gaze longingly at TV, promising myself an episode if I write for the next half hour.