The Space Between- the daily life of a writer between novels

Day 3-

Hi Readers.  Today is Friday.  Enough said.  Haha.  Seriously, how can one be unhappy on a Friday – unless they work on the weekend, that is.

When I think about it, I actually do work on the weekends, but what I do on Saturdays and Sundays:  writing, marketing/promo, talking to readers and fans, interacting with my awesome Street Team- I don’t consider work.  It’s a normal, natural part of my day and something I look forward to.  It’s funny when I think about it and when I compare and contrast my day job to my writing career.  On a nightly basis throughout the weeks, I do some type of promoting and/or writing and I have never really considered it a job.  It’s just something I do and yes, it’s extra work since I also work a 40+ hour day time job Monday-Friday; however, I would never consider not writing.  That would be really strange and very sad for me.

I am sitting here at my computer typing this blog out, after promoting my 2nd book, Jasper, to more than one-hundred groups on Facebook and my hands are hurting.  Sometimes this happens after I’ve used my hands extensively on the computer at my day job and then at night, writing and promoting my novels.  I wonder if other Authors ever get the dreaded carpal-tunnel syndrome after years of applying their trade.  I’ve felt the effects, having to sleep in braces for several nights at a time and it is really painful and not fun.

Last year, my dad bought for me a “Dragon dictate” program which he used himself and said was a bit cumbersome, at first, but he thought it could help me in my writing.  It was a sweet gesture on his part but, unfortunately, I am not the type of Author that can speak my books, I have to physically type them out, often deleting and editing as I go.

** So, today has been a nicer day for me and I’m thankful.  **

Yesterday, I forgot to mention that I actually wrote ten pages in my WIP- woo-hoo!!  That’s an accomplishment for me as I’ve been dragging my feet, procrastinating, and listless in my energy.  Even the ideas in my brain froze and came to a standstill but yesterday was a breakthrough of sorts.  Of course, now that my hands are hurting from all the Facebook promos, I will take a break tonight from any further writing- to be continued tomorrow with a hopeful ten more pages (crossing fingers).

And this is Day three.

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