Thursday, January 19, 2012

In My Diary (4)

A Day in the Life of a Writer

7:00 am: Wake up. Take out my computer start typing.

8:00 am: Quickly get ready for work.

8:30 am: Drive to work listening to a book on CD on the way.

9:00 am: Start work with thoughts of writing spinning in my head.
I think of my story and all the things I still could write. I think of my
blog desperately wanting to check up on my social networking. I
think of a new story that I can start writing after these other two are

1:00 pm: Lunch break. Go to Taco John's, get a small soda, and write
as fast as I can for an hour on my netbook. Yes, I take my netbook
everywhere I go. You never know when you will get a chance to

2:00 pm: Go back to work.  I continue to think of my work in progress.
I think of the next direction I want to take it and what my characters
will do.

6:00 pm: Leave work. I listen to the book on CD again.

6:30 pm: Get home. Immediately check my blog, twitter, and google +.

7:00 pm: Eat supper.

7:30 pm: Turn on the television and start writing again. It always helps
when I have a little background noise.

12:00 pm: Go to bed and start my schedule all over again. Hopefully
during the night my dreams inspire me to write a different story.

Is your day consumed with thoughts of writing?

R.J. Ropsen


  1. Hey RJ!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. It's nice to see another not-yet pubbed YA author blog. I totally get the "writing stories in your head" thing while doing normal daily activities. Creating my characters and plots definitely make my work day go faster if I'm doing routine, monotonous tasks. :-)

    I wish you well on your novels--they sound exciting!

  2. @ Abigail Yes, "writing stories in your head" does make the day go faster. Your novels sound exciting too. Best of wishes with your writing. :)

  3. Hey, it's nice to meet you.

    You have a pretty tight (and nice) schedule. Way to go. Get your writing done!

  4. @ Melanie I find I can write better when I have a schedule that way I am held accountable and write everyday. :) Best of luck with your writing too. Nice to meet you!

  5. I'm impressed that you think of new stories. I obsess over the same one. Pretty sure that's a downfall, but between editing my novel, updating my blog, books on cd while cleaning, and books with pages before bed at night I can't imagine having time for any more writing or reading!

  6. @ Amie Thanks, I am always trying to think of a new story. A new creation is constantly spinning in my head. Yes, it is hard to find time to write days are always so busy. It helps when I bring my netbook everywhere. I always find time to write unexpectedly during the day. Best of luck with your writing.

  7. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Like you, I think about my stories in between working hours, but my best ideas often come when I'm out walking. Good luck with the novel - looking forward to following your blog.

  8. cool schedule! you're very dedicated.

  9. Completely, and totally consumed.

    I take notes in bed, often sleep on pens, and my laptop goes EVERYWHERE with me.

  10. Love your schedule. My day is also consumed with writing.

  11. @ MC Rogerson Walking would be a great way to think of stories because you are away from all the distractions!

  12. @ Aguilar Yes, the schedule helps me write without it I would be lost. :)

  13. @ Jolene and Lynda You are a very dedicated writers too! I understand exactly how you feel about being consumed with writing.

  14. Blimey very busy day you have there mate. PHEW!! where do you get the energy??
    Yes I think that's the thing as a writer our thoughts never stop ticking over do they??

  15. @ Eve Yes it does get busy but I love writing so it is a good thing. Your right, lots of writers stories consume their minds. My thoughts are always consumed with ways to add interesting twists to the story I am currently writing.