My ideal writing schedule

By Katharine Swan On Thursday, January 15, 2009 At 2:37 PM

My schedule has been a little wonky lately, so I've been thinking a lot about what my ideal daily writing schedule would be like. It's not a possibility with Michael on a very normal 9-to-5 work schedule, but this is how I would live if I could:

Late morning: Wake up, eat breakfast, and go right to the barn to spend some time with my horse.

Mid afternoon: Come home and put in my work hours. I think I would write a little more this way, as I would be able to work uninterrupted through the evening, instead of stopping to spend time with Michael. I would take a short break for a snack or a late lunch, but I'd probably eat at my computer while blogging or reading other writers' blogs.

Late evening/night: Stop working, eat a late dinner, and watch a movie or read for a bit before going to bed.

I imagine I would probably stick to this schedule seven days a week, and just take a couple of days off here and there when my workload allows it. In the summer it would be a bit different, as I would rearrange my schedule to go to the barn in the evenings, when it's cooler.

Of course, I wouldn't trade Michael in for anything, even the ideal schedule, but this is how I think I would function if I had a little more freedom with my time.

Does anyone have a similar schedule, and if so, how does it work for you? I want to live vicariously through you, so please tell me!


for this post

Blogger Lori Says:  

Since my kids are now out of the house, I get up around 7-ish and get my tea (first thing). Then I watch a little "news" (the Today Show is not necessarily news) before heading to the study at 8. I check blogs, post to mine, and maybe hit Facebook. Then at 9, I'm working. I stop at noon to see What Not to Wear and then back to the dance from 1 to 5 or later. Evenings are in this order: exercise, make dinner, watch tv, drop like a stone into bed.

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

Wait a sec. YOU are old enough to have kids who are out of the house?!

That sounds like a productive schedule. My REAL schedule is not that regular, or that productive. Mental note: Post on my REAL schedule sometime soon...

Blogger Lori Says:  

Am I old enough? I love you, Katharine. :))

They're not out of the house as in elementary school - they're out of the house as in college and post-college.

I had them when I was 5 and 9, you realize....

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

Oh, you're the one in the Guinness Book of World Records...


Seriously, I see your picture all the time in blog comments and such, and I figured you were, oh, late 20s or early 30s. :o)


Leave a Reply

Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

Subscribe to posts

Content copyright © 2005-2011 by Katharine Swan Leppert.
No part of the work displayed on this site may be reproduced without the author's permission.

Previous Posts