Today it is our stop in the Born Wicked Blog Tour, We have the author doing a fantastic post about a Day in her Live!
Hi! I’m going to describe a rather ideal workday, where I don’t have any other plans. I lead writing workshops for 8-11 year old writers on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. I’ve been trying to fit in a yoga class every week but have been skipping around. On Tuesday nights, I have a regular dinner date with my best friend; I try to get out for dinner with writing friends or to book signings a few times a month; and my husband and I will see a play once or twice a month too.
11am – wake up! I’m a night owl, so my day begins late. I am far from a morning person. Check email, twitter, Facebook. Respond to any messages and quick emails. My cat, Monkey, has realized that if he puts his furry head next to the keyboard I will pet him while I read blogs. Monkey spa time! Sometimes I read for a bit.1pm – lunch! My husband, The Playwright, who also works from home, makes the best sandwich ever: avocado, hummus, cheddar, and veggie bacon on whole-wheat toast. Yum! I often catch up on an episode of one of my favorite shows: Vampire Diaries, Revenge, Nashville, or Hart of Dixie. Sometimes I paint my nails or put together swag packs.2:30 – head to the local coffee shop with The Playwright. If it’s nice out, it’s a lovely half-hour walk. During winter, we drive. Possibly run errands to the drugstore or post office down the street. Then I settle in with a cup of Earl Grey and a cherry scone to write blog posts, answer reader email, and do interviews or guest posts. Sometimes I edit what I wrote the night before, or write new words.5 or 6 pm – head home (or out, if I’ve got plans). Continue whatever I was doing at the coffee shop.8pm – dinner with The Playwright. Typically, he cooks! Right now we’re re-watching the entire run of The West Wing on Netflix, so we’ll often watch 2 episodes. Alternately, we might watch something that requires less attention and play board games or cards for an hour or two. Some of my current favorites are Ticket to Ride and Lost Cities.10pm – make a cup of tea and go up to my office to write. Actually check twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest and generally procrastinate for an hour. Around 11pm, settle in and write. For some reason, my mind really quiets and focuses well at this time. Aim for 1500 words. Sometimes only get 1000. Sometimes exceed expectations and hit 3000.2-3am or later, depending – stop writing. Read a bit. Possibly write emails to friends.3-4 am. Go to sleep! - Jessica
Series: The Cahill Witches Chronicles #1
Author: Jessica Spotswood
Genre: Ya, Paranormal, Witches
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Everybody thinks Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship--or an early grave. Then Cate finds her mother's diary, and uncovers a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. But if what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe--not even from each other