Okay, today is about routine. I created a routine especially for this blogging challenge and so far I’ve been very good at following through with it, as you can see. I haven’t been late once. (Knock on wood.)
What is your routine, whether or not you’re a writer? My routine starts with getting up in the morning. This is very important as there is no start to my day without it. I make coffee for my husband and tea for me. I feed my little lovey-dog and commence the thinking part of the routine. I work out most mornings, get home, check my emails, blogs, etc. then I get busy and work on my project. Each day I try to leave my wip at a point where it’s necessary to go back and “catch up” a bit so that I start with where I ended the day before. I know this sounds logical, but in writing that isn’t always what happens. Often, though I start that way, I end up working on a piece I thought I’d finished with until the next draft. This, for me, is the part of revising that I love. This is where the true character of my protagonist (s) comes out and sometimes I get a big surprise.
|This is definitely NOT my routine!|
Then, once finished for the day, I take my little Bonaparte (little body, big ego) out for a walk before welcoming my husband home. I try to stick to this routine each week day. The weekends I try to keep for gardening. I say try. Because even though I love this routine, I sometimes find that I have to revise just one thing on my wip, even on the weekend, like today, Saturday, and I think that’s a good thing. I think it’s good to “break” any routine once in a while. What do you think? What is your routine, and how do you like to break it?