For those that don’t know, I have two jobs… I manage a dental practice and write romantic suspense and Christian romantic suspense books… So, depending on the week that means I usually work about 65 hours per week Monday-Saturday.
Here’s what a typical day looks like:
4:15am – Wake up, feed dogs, shower/dress, make lunches, tidy up house
5am – Emails/social media/bookkeeping for dental practice
8am – Gym
9am – Dog park
9:45am – Dental practice management work
2pm – Lunch (usually at computer, finishing up any practice work)
2:30pm – Writing
4pm – Marketing for books
6pm – Walk/dinner
7pm – Emails for books, social media, family/friends time
8:30pm – Bed/reading in bed (Yes, I go to bed early! I aim to get 7 hours of sleep)
Depending on writing deadlines, etc, the balance of the day might shift. When I’m on a tight deadline I might write for five or six hours and when we’re short-staffed at the dental practice I might spend the entire day working for that business. Being flexible is crucial to being able to manage both roles.