Friends, I am so happy to introduce to you Debra Marvin. Okay, you probably already know her, but today you’re going to get to know her a little bit better! She’s decided to share her world with us today. Now, truth be told, her and I have already spent a day together. Two of them actually, in her cozy truck traveling from NY to CFRR last year. It was a blast! I had never met her prior to that in person, but I have to say, I felt like I had known her forever. She is so sweet and likeable! So thankful for the opportunity to spend time with her like that which is why I am so excited to have her here today sharing her world with all of you!!!
A Day in the Life of Debra
Thanks for hosting me, Jessica. Especially as you sort of know me enough that you might have had second thoughts. My quick bio: I live to travel (with a gnome when possible) and enjoy my friends and family. I’ve tried to always write a setting that I’ve personally visited which is a great excuse to get out of town! I won’t mention peanut butter and my obsession with fabric. __oh. I just did__
Better get on with the business at hand.
While I can’t speak for all authors (especially those of you with the feather boas and bon-bons – Yes, Barbara Cartland of the 1970s, I’m talking to you!), I’m going to give ‘a day in the life of an author’ the way I see it. By the way, the weekends are my real writing time, but then what would be the fun of that? Fifteen hours at the computer. No fun at all. Seriously. A very short blog post!
#Fictional – I rise, rested and refreshed at five. By six a.m., I’ve done a bible study and exercised and my assistant has brought me coffee.
#Reality – I’ve lain (or is that laid or layed) awake between one and four thinking about how I’m awake. Let’s go with “I reclined on my bed…”
My assistant wakes me by six to remind me that she hasn’t had any canned food since dinner. I stumble around, realize I’m too groggy to do anything but get ready for work.
#Fictional – the morning’s work has gone well. Five thousand words and, while they will need editing, they are pretty solid.
#Reality – My mind is inundated with great things to enhance my story line and characters while actually writing the steps of reducing powdery mildew on pumpkins, or creating memes with black-legged ticks. Yes, I often write all day … but it’s non-fiction. Lunchtime is spent behind the scenes of the Inkwell Inspirations blog where our wonderful reviewers provide wonderful reviews! Or, I do research, aka rabbit trails, on some obscure fact in my story that no one will ever need to know. But digging is half the fun! By now I’m so excited to get to my story tonight!
#Fictional – After a healthy evening meal like onion omelet, I return to my computer and edit my morning’s work. Catch up on emails from my many publishers and grab an hour of streaming TV. Preferably dark, moody British crime dramas, for the purpose of clearing my mind.
#Reality – I’m completely worn out from housework, nine hours at the office, and struggling to appear interesting and clever on social media. I eat hummus and carrots, or maybe a bowl of ice cream and think about how I GOT NUTTIN to add to my story that isn’t above second grade level. Oops. Three episodes of dark, moody British crime drama later, and I’ve FINALLY ACCOMPLISHED something. I’ve cleared my mind in time to try for sleep and I’m ready to choose my audiobook for the evening.
But first…I wrestle my assistant to the floor to give oral medicine she despises and spits out, and I check my author ranking on Amazon, and then thank God I get to do it all over again tomorrow and that later this week I’ll write and edit like the wind!
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Connect with Debra!
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B018QCI2AS
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Debra-E-Marvin-433266640199533
Group Blog- Inkwell Inspirations: http://www.inkwellinspirations.com/
Group Blog- Colonial Quills: https://colonialquills.blogspot.com/