A writer’s morning routine

A writer’s morning routine

Morning? WHY? And why are some of us coffee fiends before 8 am.

Good morning, friends! I decided maybe you would enjoy my morning routine info to get you motivated to maybe create one? I didn’t use to have one, either. It behooved me to do anything before 8 AM aside from drinking coffee and bemoan my fate.

But now, since I am sort of retired, I needed some structure.

So, in all it’s ugliness, here is my MORNING ROUTINE.


7 AM – get up, struggle with getting eyes open, turn coffee maker on (I always set this up the night before – trust me, it is definitely safer that way)

730 AM – sit at my breakfast bar with coffee in hand and pull out tarot cards. Yes, I do this. I just like to see how the cards foretell my day and how close it is to true. When I get cards that say travel is imminent, like today, (The chariot) – I usually just laugh. The only place I am going today is out to lunch with my critique group.

800 AM – pull out the planning gear, including washi tape, stickers, planners, and gym schedule. I have a planner for menu planning now since I am following the Mediterranean Diet. I go through all of these planners and get the day lined up.

830 AM – time for another cup of coffee and a break – I usually go and light some incense and have a bit of a morning meditation time now.

9 AM – Get dressed, eat a light breakfast, and toddle off to the gym for a workout.

1030 AM – sit down and begin writing or editing or plotting — depending on what this is will determine if I am at it for twenty minutes or two hours.

I know I said morning…but still…

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Noon – lunch with hubby (if he’s working nights!), let my dog out.

200 PM walk to the mailboxes and collect mail, breathe in the day

3 PM depending on day of week I will spend time now to promote my work or shoot a video for my channel

4 PM more of the same as above as it usually takes an hour or more

5 PM Call it a day– go prep for dinner and get ready to eat.

I can call it a day, unless something didn’t get finished. If that is the case, then I finish whatever task it is, and then I leave my desk. If I am drafting my novel, and striving for 2K words, then I may have to linger over it at this time. Eating dinner in front of the computer is not a new thing.

Hope you enjoyed my morning routine. Let me know if you have one similar. Let’s compare notes!

About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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