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A Day in The Life of a Glamorous Writer And Mom

Too bad my life isn't like the books I write!

by Jill Shalvis  |  627 views  |  1 comment  |        Rate this now! 

6:00

Alarm goes off while dreaming about latest plot. Husband hits sleep button — five times. Upon threat of death, he turns off alarm, rolls toward me and begs, "caffeine."

7:00

Have sent husband and oldest daughter off to work and school. Only two children left until I’m alone to work on current project that’s due yesterday.

8:00

Said children can’t find gloves or lunch or homework. Puppy ate them. All of them.

9:00

After cleaning up dog puke and driving children to school, I sit down on the deck with my laptop. Breathe in the delicious mountain air. Prepare to feel inspired. Instead see a bear in the woods and run inside.

10:00

After a large bag of cookies I feel inspired by sugar rush. Write a few pages while on the couch. Decide maybe what I really need is a plotting session. Lie down on couch with cozy blanket and plot with my eyes closed.

10:30

Woken from nap by phone. Middle child has lost lunch money.

11:00

Manage a few more pages before starvation sets in. Early lunch. I’ll get lots down this afternoon for sure.

12:00

Another page before email break. No email. Hmm. Maybe I should try harder to be friendly instead of snarling at anyone who interrupts. Note to self: No more snarling.

1:00

Call from editor. Last book, that I loved? Major revisions needed. By yesterday.

1:30

Call from other editor. Last book, that I loved? Major revisions needed. By yesterday.

2:00

Back in kitchen for more fortification.

3:00

Children home. Hot, tired, hungry, grumpy. Break up three fights before soccer practice.

5:00

Dinnertime. Forgot to cook. Back out in the car to Taco Bell.

6:00

Maybe I’ll sneak in one more page. Take another look at list of revisions, feel sick, head back into kitchen.

8:00

Kids to bed. Too tired to work, sit on couch with a good book. Not one of mine.

9:00

Husband wakes me up with a hopeful smile. I’m going to need caffeine.

About the Author

Nationally Best Selling Author Jill Shalvis writes about herself and her daily I-Love-Lucy moments working at home while raising three kids on her blog at http://www.jillshalvis.com/blog

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