So, this is what a day in the life of my dream creative writing job would be like. Don`t judge. Some of it may sound silly. But it`s good to dream, right? 🙂
My Dream Job – Novellist
7:00 am – I wake up to the sun shining through the bedroom window of my new, CK furniture-clad, modern-minimalist penthouse. Making a cup of organic roobois tea, I walk out onto my spacious balcony that overlooks an awakening city and I take in the fresh morning air.
7:30 am – Forgoing breakfast and emails for a while, I walk into my writing lair (Complete with black and red walls, a sick black desk with only my laptop and a unique lamp from EQ3 resting on it) and I write non stop for an hour.
8:30 am – I take a quick shower. My fab blowout from yesterday prevents me from having to do my hair again. I put on my Alice & Olivia dress and slip on a cute pair of heels and I take a walk to the market for a fresh bagel with butter. I sit outside under the sun, eating my breakfast and daydreaming.
9:00 am – Back home and invigorated from the short walk, I write again. Until lunch.
12:00 pm – I get a phone call from my agent, the one that wants to help me represent my successfully self published novel to a large publishing company. She tells me that they are offering a six figure deal if I agree to produce a series out of the book. I squeal in delight. Sweet!
12:30 pm – I meet a friend for lunch. We choose a seat outside and catch up on things.
1:00 pm – After lunch, I kind of feel like buying a new outfit for the weekend. My gal pal comes with me and she helps me pick out a new dress from Frilly Lizard…and I buy a new purse to match while she tries on shoes. Woo! We hug and I head back to my penthouse.
1:30 pm – Back in my writing lair, I notice that the sky has become overcast. I can smell rain. I change into my True Religion jeans, CKcomfy tank top, and put on some rugged but stylish cowgirl boots. Off to the country I drive.
2:00 pm – I reach the outskirts of my writing cabin, which is in the woods, and I park. It is almost about to rain. So inspiring! I jump out of my car and take a hike up the hill to my quaint little refuge. As a storm surges outside, I finish the first draft of my dark, gritty steampunk novel.
5:00 pm – Feeling accomplished, I head back to my car in the rain. I relish in the fresh scent as I come to a small creek and jump over it. I make a mental note of the spot and decide to write there when the weather dries up a bit. Then, I drive home.
5:30 pm – I email my agent the first draft and chill on my balcony for a while, reading a book. Then, I get a text from my sister Jessica. She tells me that she, too, has been contacted by an agent for her book. Sweet! We decide to celebrate later on at our favourite dessert place – Williams.
6:00 pm – As I head out the door for the gym, I get another text. It is from a venue in Toronto. They want me to make an appearance at their steampunk ball – sell my books, sign books, and the like. Plus, I get to buy a lovely Victorian gown. And the best part: I can bring up to ten people. I hope the music will be good.
Wow. What a day. If I didn`t know any better, I would have thought this was all just a day dream. 😉
So, how would a day in the life of your dream writing job go?