This is entirely an individualized aspect for every writer. Not everyone sits down at a certain time and works until a certain time. Some do.
So what I’m going to do is go over how my day typically goes.
A day in the life of a Writer:
5:30am: Alarm goes off, and I hit the sleep button.
6:30am: Finally drag myself out of bed and stumble to the coffee pot
7:00am: Shower and dress (most of the time. Sometimes I get right back into pj’s.)
8:00am: I am in my home office, another cup of coffee in hand, and booting up my computer.
9:00am: Having reviewed any and all emails received I get to work on my WIP. Either work on a new chapter or scene, or maybe make some edits.
11:00am: Ok, time for some day job work to get done. You know, the thing that pays the bills. Yep, get to work on that, AG.
2:00pm: Day job break. Eat some lunch. Work on another chapter or scene.
3:00pm: Sigh back to day job work until 6:00pm.
6:00pm: Wander to the kitchen and wonder what I will be making for dinner. Cook whatever I find, eat, and converse with real human people living in the house. I call them husband, daughter, and son.
8:00pm: Settle onto the couch with a book and let my brain unwind, losing myself into the story.
10:00pm: Put everyone to bed and go back into the office. Write until my eyes droop.
11:30-12:00pm: Finally make my way to bed and get ready to do it all over again tomorrow.
You see, luckily for me, my kids are old enough to get themselves up in the morning, make their breakfast, and get dressed. I no longer have the worry of toddlers, but a whole new series of issues. TEENAGERS. But, this frees up a lot of my time so I can devote more time to my writing.
Again, every writer is different. And what works for me may not work for you. But this is what I have found to work the best for me. I do better with a schedule and a routine, so I needed to create and stick to it.
I have been following this schedule for about a year now, and so far, I love it.
How about you? What are your typical days like?