My version of Sneak Peek Sunday – The Romantic Life of a Romance Writer

I am often asked…

What is the typical day for a romance writer?

Well, my typical day varies depending on the day of the week.  Since it is Sunday, I’ll tell you about my typical Sunday.  I woke up at 7:30, yep, I slept in.  I spent the first hour or so of my day working on revisions to my next Nick Spinelli novella, Crazed Reckoning, which has been contracted by Melange Books, LLC, and schedule for release in early 2015.  I was just getting into the meat of things when my dear husband and cat decided to roll out of bed.  At this point, the background noise started to serve as a distraction.  Sammie Cat demanded to be fed and she made it clear that I was to be the one to feed her.

Once I got the cat squared away the hubby required some attention.  He started talking to me about things husbands talk about.  At this point I stopped working on the edits and moved to working on my social media tasks.  I figured I could multitask and catch up on Facebook and Twitter as I was talking with the hubby.  It seemed to work for a while.  Shortly thereafter, we ate breakfast.  Every Sunday Rick makes his famous pancake breakfast.  He adds a secret ingredient to his Bisquick mix.  **Val laughs** I know what the secret ingredient is but I let him think I don’t know, and nope, you will not get it out of me, but it’s AWESOME.

Social media took a bit longer today but it was worth the fun.  Following social media came a quick three hour jaunt on the snowmobiles….have to keep the hubby happy.  The trails were great today in Door County.

Once the playing around is done, a typical Sunday usually means a trip to the grocery store and maybe Walmart.  I despise grocery shopping and refuse to do it more than once a week.  We’d better not forget anything because if we do we simply have to live without it for the week.  Once home from the grocery store it takes about 45 minutes to put everything away and process all the vegetables needed for our daily lunches.  Yep, we pack our lunches for work, and yes, you heard correctly, due to Rick’s high fiber, low fat diet, we eat vegetables every day for lunch – bins filled with carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, and green pepper slices.  Lunch is supplemented with grapefruit on Monday and Tuesday, and bananas on Wednesday and Thursday.  Hubby works a four day workweek.  I shake things up a bit on Fridays and order out with my co-workers.  It’s what I call “Friday Free Day,” free from the boring low fat diet.  Once the lunch making is done I move onto making dinner and cleaning up the mess.

Sunday evening is spent on miscellaneous things such as working on this post or watching TV or cleaning something.  For tonight’s miscellaneous item my husband asked me to wax his bow.  Okay, get your minds out of the gutter.  I’m talking about his Parker compound hunting bow….I waxed his drawstring and rubbed the wax in really good just as I was instructed, while held it in position for me to do my thing.

There you have it…the details of a romantic day of a romance writer…remember, you asked.  Have I bored you to death?  I’m guessing you won’t ask again. LOL – But wait, there’s more….stay tuned, there are six more eventful days for me share in the future!

Here’s proof I waxed Rick’s bow.  Aren’t his drawstrings nice?


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