Monday, November 14, 2011

Kate Kelly gives us "A Day in the Life"

It is my pleasure to introduce you today to romance author Kate Kelly.  Kelly writes for Harlequin Superromance but also has stepped into the world of Indie publishing with her new titles, SHATTERED, SLEIGHT OF HAND, and THE ART OF DECEPTION. 

You may remember a few weeks ago I visited the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers and talked about the Glamorous Life of a Writer.  (If you missed it, here's the link: http://pinkfuzzyslipperwriters.blogspot.com/2011/10/lisa-mondello-is-in-house.html)

Well, today it's Kate Kelly's turn!  She's going to give us a sneak peek into a day in her life!  One lucky commenter will receive a copy of one of Kate Kelly's book.  So don't be shy.  Post a comment and let us know what you think!  Here's Kate:


A Day In The Life Of A Writer


  1.       Wake up thinking, omigod, I have to rewrite that scene from the hero’s point of view, not the heroine’s.
2.       Stumble out of bed, pull on some clothes and make tea. If I drink enough cups of green tea, I get a small caffeine buzz and still get to feel virtuous.
3.       Make appropriate sounds to husband while munching cereal, but really cussing myself out for not writing that scene in the right POV yesterday.

4.       Rush through necessary ablution to convince people I’m not crazy. Just a minute, have to check if I brushed my hair.

5.       Hair is passable.

6.       Fire up laptop and virtuously open Word file of WIP. (work-in-progress)

7.       Look out window, realize it’s a gorgeous fall day and maybe I should go for a walk. 

8.       Read last paragraph written yesterday, delete it, then remember the email sent last night posing serious question: Is it absolutely necessary to wear heels with a formal dress?

9.       Dash over to email. No, not necessary, but what’s the point of dressing up if you’re not going to do it right? Not the answer I was looking for. Email second friend with same query.

10.   Have five new twitter friends. Must go say hello to all my new peeps!

11.    How did it get to be lunch time already? I haven’t even gone for my walk yet!

12.   Troll through refrigerator and find tasty left-overs. Seriously, curried veggies and chick peas. Yum!

13.   Nap time. No explanation necessary.

14.   Okay, time to get to work. Delete entire scene and start rewriting from hero’s POV.

15.   Hmmm, maybe that isn’t the problem with scene. Must think about this. Need chocolate because it’s too early for wine. Isn’t it?

16.   Look out window while contemplating scene problem and realize walking will help me think.

17.   An hour later, burst into the house, pumped with energy and the solution to my problem.

18.   Delete scene entirely.

19.   Make sketchy notes about scene I will write tomorrow. It’s going to be fantastic!

20.   Rummage in kitchen for glass of wine to celebrate a productive day.

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I'm tired just reading that.  I'm amazed at your day, Kate!  Since I spend most of the day home alone, I never even consider whether or not my hair is passable if I'm writing.  I simple pull it back in a barrette and forget about it.

Tell us what your day is like!  Post a comment for a chance to win a FREE copy of one of Kate Kelly's books!  Lisa

You can order her books at Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover in the slide show below.



Her books are also available at Smashwords at these links.

SHATTERED: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/86539

SLEIGHT OF HAND: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/86774

THE ART OF DECEPTION: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/86781

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