12:30 am - hit the sack for some shut eye after falling asleep over my keyboard and throwing in the towel for the night.
12:30 - 5:30 am - slept like a baby. (Don't hate me that I fall asleep the second before my head hits the pillow every time.)
5:30 - 5:45 am - claw myself awake, chat with hubby while snoozing my alarm clock
5:45 - 6:00 am - scramble out of bed in a panic, throw on clothes, brush teeth and head for yoga
6:00 - 7:15 am - yoga
7:15 - 9:30 am - get kids up and moving, shower, herd
9:30 am - 2:15 pm - work the day job from my home office. Grabbed lunch on the go between phone calls and ate at my desk.
2:15 - 3:10 pm - parent/teacher conference with Big Sister with a side of book fair to suck more time I don't have from my day. But she wants to read so how can I not?
3:10 - 3:30 pm - more cat herding to get Big Sister ready for dance and dropped off while Hubby picks up Little Sister from daycare
3:30 - 5:30 pm - work the day job
5:30 - 8:00 pm - family dinner to celebrate my Mom's birthday. Tried to enjoy family togetherness without stressing about how far behind in my word count I already am and how I can't afford to be there having fun.
8:00 - 9:00 pm - bedtime cat herding routine and kids tucked into bed
9:00 - 9:30 pm - coffee brewing and Facebook and chasing Little Sister back to bed
9:30 pm - 12:00 am - dedicated writing time which I also filled with unnecessary Facebook browsing because the writing isn't flowing and hey, look, someone commented on my post! (Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?) An hour in I cut off my connection to the internet and tried not to obsessively need to update my word count online after every paragraph...
12:00 - 12:30 am - compose blog because it is all fresh on my mind, I don't want to try and capture this later plus the two cups of coffee I consumed during my writing block just kicked in and I'm not tired now. In fact, I'm kind of giddy and I need to do something or I'll post ridiculous (and giddy) Facebook status posts that no one else will think are as funny as I do because I am beyond looney at this point of the night and wired on caffeine and sugar. WHEE!
12:30 - 12:45 am - hit the sack, because even though I probably could stay awake and catch up the fifteen hundred words I'm behind, if I don't get some sleep there's no way I can function tomorrow at work.
There you have it - a day in the life of my November this year. Part of me wonders if I really have it more crazy than other people or if I just like to think of myself as different than most. I also found myself thinking about how if this "someday I'll be a writer" dream were to come true, there will certainly be a time where I could be a published author but not making enough money to quit my day job. In which case, this is what my life every single day would look like - only hopefully less addicted to Facebook. In moments of weakness, part of me wonders if I really have it in me for more than a month... but I keep writing anyway!