Hey everyone! I thought I’d do a bit of a different blog post today; a day in the life of me! When I tell people I am a freelance writer, I get all kinds of questions about what I do each day – mainly from people who assume my life is much more exciting than it is.
So here is a fairly boring account of yesterday. Behold – the very normal life of a freelance writer! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
6AM – My alarm goes off and I switch it off. I roll over and pull my trusty laptop into bed with me. I switch it on and log onto my email; 16 emails – 7 spam messages, 5 messages about current writing projects, 3 emails from my transcription client, and one super important email about a future project. I reply to all of the messages that are not spam.
6.30AM – I jump in the shower and loudly listen Aerosmith’s album 9 Lives. I always listen to music in the shower to wake myself up. I’m not sure if this actually works though, as I trip over the bathmat mid-yawn.
I make a cup of tea and sit down at the desk in my bedroom.
7AM – I start transcribing audio files for my client’s family history book. I love transcribing the files – it is so cool to listen to his family’s conversations and slowly piece together their history. I like transcribing – I think it is peaceful and time passes quickly without me even realizing.
10AM – time to make a second – much needed – cup of tea and actually get some breakfast. I settle for Marmite on toast and a glass of orange juice. I take this through to my desk and continue transcribing until 12pm.
12PM– Lunch time! The best time of the day. Sometimes I go for a run or a swim, but at the moment I’m reading Gone Girl for the first time. I love the writing style, and so I sit in the back garden and read for half an hour.
12.30PM – I make myself a bean burger with spinach and seasoned chips, and take into the back garden. Delicious… Although the pages of Gone Girl are now marked with bean burger smudges.
1PM – It is such a beautiful day, so I decide to take my laptop in the back garden with me and work from there. It is quite hard to see the screen, but totally worth it for the possible tan I could get. I start writing an article for Lifehack about avocados – yeah, you heard. I love avocados and I have a lot to say about them! 😉
2PM – I’m starting to feel quite warm and sleepy. I take a Facebook break to see what my sisters are up to. I won’t be on for more than 10 minutes – I just want to see if there are any cute new pictures of my niece.
4PM – Uh oh. Probably time to log off Facebook.
4.30PM – Seriously – Do some work! I log out of Facebook and go downstairs to make a cup of tea. I need to write a lifestyle article for The Rich Daily before I finish today, so I start to think of a good angle for my piece. I am still mulling over this in the kitchen at 4.15PM when my housemate arrives home.
5PM – I had a catch up with my housemate, and now I am locked in my bedroom. I can hear her listening to to music and dancing in the kitchen – Must. Resist. Temptation. To. Go. Downstairs. I put on a relaxing acoustic album and start writing.
6.10PM – Finished! Now I can go downstairs and – Wait, I should really check my emails. It’s been a while.
6.15PM – 11 new emails?! Okay…
6.57PM – Aaaand…sent. Time to pour a glass of white wine and dance around the kitchen to loud music with my housemate.
11PM – Wait…. Did I reply to the email about a past writing project? I should go check.
11.03pm – No I didn’t. Better do that now.
What did you guys think of this post? I might do similar posts again, when I have more interesting days, such as days when I interview people or hire people. Let me know if any of you would find that interesting – or anything else you would like to see me blogging about!
Have a great day everyone 🙂