The Writing Life 101

I just finished an e-mail interview in which the journalist asked me to “describe a typical daily schedule.” I tried to sound somewhat professional in my answer, but I thought for your Thursday entertainment, I would share my real writing schedule here. This was yesterday:

9 a.m.
Drop children off at school. Rush home to begin writing.

10 a.m.
Finish calling Telus and the plumber and writing a letter to Service Canada. Tell my husband I have no time to talk to him. I’m writing.

10 – 10:55 a.m.

11 a.m.
Pick up son at school.

Lunch and an errand.

1:30 p.m.
Husband requests presence at Home Depot, to choose bathroom faucet.

2:15 p.m.
Son drops bouncy ball into Home Depot toilet.

2:30 p.m.
Finish dousing my hands with sanitizer.

2:45 p.m.
Race back towards daughter’s school.

2:46 p.m.
Son removes wheel from toy car and inserts wheel on his finger, restricting blood supply.

2:50 p.m.
Stop at Melonheads (much closer than ER) and work with friendly hairdresser, bottle of lotion, and pair of scissors to extract son from wheel.

3 p.m.
Scream into school to pick up daughter.

3-5 p.m.
Supervise cranky children.

5 p.m.
Escape house to attend CWILL BC meeting

Yup, a lot of writing sure got done yesterday. And to top it all off, Min chose a different fixture after I left Home Depot. And it’s hideous.

4 thoughts on “The Writing Life 101

  1. Jacqui

    You know, if this writing thing doesn’t pan out (but it’s ‘panning’ very well, btw), you could always try stand-up comedy.


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