Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Day in the Life of Writer, Kimberly Rose Johnson

Over the years I've been asked more than once to write a post about what a day in the life of a writer is like. I suspect it's much the same as yours, except I work from home, or anyplace I feel like working, and my job can demand my time pretty much any time of day. On top of that, I am constantly interrupted by my dog, my kids (who are adults), text messages, phone calls, and housework that demands my attention i.e. laundry. I imagine you get interruptions too, but they might look a little different than mine. :)

One of my new favorite parts of my job is dreaming up pictures to post on Instagram that are related to my life as a writer.

About once a week my husband and I visit this amazing coffee shop that uses real chocolate to make mochas. The place is decorated with old books and plants, along with vintage lights, a typewriter, stereo, and a feed sack lol, that one I don't understand. The vibe is so writerly--is that a word?

Aside from my new love of taking photos for my Instagram, I spend time doing what we writers are known for, writing. :)

My day begins early. I post on social media before 7:00 pacific, then I read my Bible, eat breakfast, skim through email, and finally around 8:30 I get to begin writing. Some days are easier than others to get into the groove--I imagine that's the same for all of us when it comes to work.

I write until 11:00 then I take a twenty minute break to watch Live with Kelly and Ryan and eat lunch. After that, I take my dog outside for a bit then get back to work again until 1:30 or so. At that point, I'm done with writing for the day. I then exercise, listen to web seminars, classes, or podcasts about writing, marketing, or anything that will help me grow as woman.

By 4:00 I'm done with my official work day. I say official because it's not unusual for me to take a phone call from my publisher, talk with readers on Facebook, work on a critique for someone, or scour stock photo sites for a meme or my next book cover as I "watch" TV with my husband, who is usually reading lol.

Aside from writing, one of the most fun things about my job is getting to meet up with readers. In the picture below I'm at Starbucks in Disney Springs/Orlando, visiting with a reader/blogger. It was so much fun to be able to connect with her in person.


One of the perks of working from home on my own schedule is getting to run outside in the middle of an unexpected snow shower.
The truth behind this picture is I had to have a cyst removed from my face. I was devastated by the scar and had been housebound for more than a week. I was so happy when I took this picture because I was able to manipulate my hair to cover the scar on my left cheek. It's since healed quite a bit and makeup covers it for the most part, though if you really look, it's visible. Thankfully, most people don't pay that much attention!

Well, there you have it. An average day in the life of this writer.

I'm fairly new to this blog and would love to get to know you. Let's chat. What do you do? Do you have a favorite activity? A least favorite chore? What was the last book you read and enjoyed? What's your favorite genre? LOL I'm so full of questions--the hazard of being a writer. :)

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the peek behind the scenes, Kimberly. Happy writing!

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  2. A fun behind the scenes look at your day as a writer, Kimberly. Thanks for posting.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your writing schedule.

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  4. Love learning more about you Kimberly. I am a writer, too. I write inspirational messages. Fiction, non-fiction, blog posts, articles, etc. My first children's book, Licky the Lizard, was released in 2018.

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    1. Hi, Melissa. I subscribe to your blog and enjoy your posts. :)

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