Most people think I live like Carrie Bradshaw, forgetting, of course, that she’s a fictional
character, and I’m, you know, a real person, with bills and things.
|For better or worse, this is not me.–credit|
9:00 a.m. Wake up to check email. Nothing urgent? Go back to sleep.
again! Check email. Respond to email. Make a list of daily tasks such as: “Write
Column for Tracy.”
blogs. Any breaking news? Must-checks are The Frisky, Serious Eats, Grub Street and
Huffington Post, as well as the five websites I contribute to.
Craigslist and Elance for new writing gigs.
her cuteness. Maybe make a new writing friend.
|Kira is the best writing partner!|
redeem free refill. Be extra friendly to
baristas for perhaps some extra treats (not for the dog).
a new post, social media, contacting businesses to review, and making staff agendas.
writing time! Hour carved out to work on
fiction, part of my novel or a short story.
Craigslist and Elance again for new writing gigs. Apply to any interesting ones.
work. Scribble some notes on napkins of
potential story ideas that have crossed my mind. Beware, quirky customers, your fictionalized self may appear in a bestseller soon.
the evening, I can go out with friends and talk about all the awesome things I’m
2:00 a.m. Bedtime. I usually take a few minutes to read or write
just before I pass out, so that I’m inspired for the next day’s work!
I love being a writer because everyday is different. Some days are 100% fieldwork, running around NYC and conducting research or interviews, and some are dedicated to writing indoors, being antisocial, and adoring every minute of it.