Sunday, August 2, 2009

How do Writers Work?

How do writers work? Stephen King, in his book On Writing used to tell people that he worked everyday but his birthday, the Fourth of July and Christmas. He then admitted -- he lied!! He works everyday because working is what makes him happy. He just didn't want anyone to think he was a geek!!

Writing makes me all sorts of happy, too. But alas, I am trying to cut back on my hours and work like a real person works instead of "Oh, NOW!!! I have to write this scene NOW!!"

I started "Office Hours" this week, limiting my writing time to four to six hours a day, six days a week with Sundays off.

So I took Sunday off.

I did the laundry, cleaned my office, accepted an exchange student (from France, arrives in two weeks), cleaned the entry way, re potted two plants, mopped the floor, Learned three new computer programs, one blackberry program, woke up old exchange student at 1am her time and packed up three boxes of books to get rid of tomorrow when I run errands.

Wow ... yeap ... yes writers ... we know how to have a good time on our days off! ;)


  1. I dunno, I think working on your blog and setting up your new Twitter account counts as work!

  2. And I got a couple letters our for interviews. Yeap, days off might be harder than I thought. And you helped out a lot!! Thanks!!

  3. No problem! We can practice with Twitter more tomorrow.

    ... And hey, you found and replied to my comment without any help! PROGRESS.

  4. The most valuable piece of advice any writer could ever receive, Jennifer, "write". It really is just that simple, after all, isn't it? Congratulations on your Award, your career and best wishes for future successes to build upon those in the past. And thank you Jacqui for hosting this inspiring chat.

  5. You are very welcome, Lise. I appreciate your kind words!! A whole lot!! So Thank You!!!