Routine? I don’t need no routine by Sharon Cullen
As I’m typing this, the Cullen kidlets are getting ready to go back to school. I think I’m more upset by the end of summer than they are. Mainly because I don’t like routine.
Even though I’m not a big fan of the heat, summer is my most favorite time of the year because of the lack of routine. There’s no set time to get up in the morning. No set time to go to bed. I love that!
There are some authors I know who routinely wake up at 4:30am to get a few hours of writing in before their day begins. There are others who write at the same time every day or have certain things they have to do before they can start writing. Or have to write every single day while they’re in the middle of a book.
I am the antithesis of all of that.
I hate being locked down. Sometimes I write in the morning, sometimes in the afternoon but mainly my writing time is evening to late night. I write in chunks. So I’ll write for a few days in a row then take a few days off. Usually the days off are not planned.
Waking up at 4:30? Not this night owl. But I’ve been known to write until 2am.
So the beginning of the school year is a sad time for me. Now I have to get up at 6:30am Monday through Friday. I have to make sure kids are where they need to be for after school activities and such, and I have to do this for nine months!
Nope. Routine is not for me.
What about you? Do you like routine or do you like flying by the seat of your pants like I do?
Sharon Cullen is the author of the historical romance, The Notorious Lady Anne (on sale now) and Loving the Earl (available November 11, 2013). She’s also published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance and contemporary romance.
Her other job descriptions include chauffeur, laundress, cook and mediator to her three very busy kids, her husband and two dogs. She lives in southwest Ohio with her brood although her dream is to someday retire to St. Maarten and live on the beach.
If you’d like to find out more about Sharon and her books, you can visit her website. She’s addicted to social networking so you can find her on Facebook and Twitter. Friend her! Like her! Follow her! She’d love to hang out with you and talk about her passion—books.