April 21, 2009
    I'm currently immersed in a major project, revelling in the freedom to devote my full attention to it. Many people ask about writer's work schedules, so I thought I'd address that here. My own "system" lately consists of rising mid-morning and composing at my desktop computer for around five hours, after which I print out my day's product, usually two or more chapters. I prefer to proof my day's work while it's still on the computer, before printing it out, which saves time, ink, and paper. (I tried it the other way first, printing it out, proofing the hard copy, going back and making the corrections on the computer, and printing out a fresh copy. That method slowed me down, and that's why I switched.)
    My schedule may vary from day to day, but the above is a pretty good estimate of an average work day for me. As you may have surmised from the "mid-morning" comment, I'm not a "morning person," and enjoy getting up when I feel like it, which is one of the definite "perks" of being a full time author.
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