A day in the life of a writer

I have been into writing since my school days. After having done my graduation in English Major, I opted for a career in content writing. I was into internet research and I took it as an opportunity to use my writing skills to make money through the internet. That was how my writing journey came into the mainstream.

I was writing for many clients till 2018. Now, I write only for myself. I own a couple of blogs and I write content for my own blogs. Besides that, I am also working on completing my first book. I have been writing it for a year and I’m set to complete it this year. 

In this post, I’m going to take you through my daily routine so that you get a glimpse of how a writer generally spends his day.

I start my day at 7 in the morning. I wake up and take a shower and do ther other daily stuff. Then I start meditating which lasts for about half an hour. After that, I prepare my herbal tea. As I have my tea, I start taking notes in my journal. It is usually a gratitude practice that I have been doing for the past two years. It helps with setting my intentions for my life and brings a sense of clarity in my mind. 

This is followed by a brisk walk in the neighborhood park. Soon after the walk I sit down in my desk and start looking at the schedule for the day. I begin with writing my first blog post for the day. The blog is about wellness and mindful living. I do not have to do much research on the subject and simply pour out my thoughts and learnings into these articles. 

After three hours at writing, I take a break and sit on the patio stalled in the backyard of my house. By this time, my roommates also come back from their work. They work as doctors in a Government hospital. We sit and talk for a while and then I get back to my work. I start research on the next article for my blogs. It takes an hour or two depending on the topic and my grasp on it.

I spend my afternoons reading. After lunch, I take my favorite spot in the house (the library) and spend about two to three hours reading. This is something that I do every day. A good reader is a better writer. I follow this principle and this is what has helped me write better every day. 

In the evenings, I start writing my book. If it is summer, I would sit in the balcony and write for hours at a stretch. If it is winter, I would be in my study room and put on the halogen heater. I would sit near the heater and start typing on my laptop. The heater has really been a blessing in my life. I have read about this appliance on this website. I got it soon and now I can sit near the device and feel like I’m sitting in front of a fireplace. 

I write till 12 in the night and then I go to sleep. That is pretty much how I spend my day.


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