Author Guest Post
I'll start with the ideal.
I'll get up at around 6:30 am and shower just before my husband has left for work. He'll have a cup of coffee waiting for me so I sit down at my desk to check up on social media and emails. By the time this is done my three sons will have woken up so it's now time to get them ready for school. They will complete all their before school chores without any arguments or nagging and I'll send them on their way. (Okay, I'm making that bit up)
I'll spend a good few hours working on my WIP, only stopping to eat healthy meals for breakfast and lunch.
Decide it's time to finish the 5000 or so words of my writing for the day and do some tidying up of the house before school finishes.
At around 3 pm I'll head over to the school and catch up with my friends while waiting for the kids to finish their day.
The rest of the afternoon will be spent on helping with reading and homework then I'll cook a nutritious meal for the family before relaxing in front of the TV before bedtime.
In my dreams! Although, if I'm to be completely honest, the above does happen when I'm working towards a deadline, or if taking part in a challenge like Nanowrimo.
The real typical day.
Chances are I would have slept in a bit so I will have to leap out of bed, make myself a cup of coffee and hurry to get the kids their breakfast and make lunches while yelling at them to turn off the TV. They will need constant reminding of their chores but inevitably one will forget to brush their teeth and another will forget to make his bed by the time I'm pushing them out the door.
I'll get another cup of coffee and sit down at my desk, open up my email and Facebook, as well as my work in progress so I can quickly get started. Get involved in a conversation on Facebook but because it's in one of my writing groups, it's relevant. Finish off the conversation but get distracted by something Jared Leto has posted. This is also relevant as he was the inspiration for one of my characters in my current release, Flirting With Magick. After also checking out his Twitter and Instagram, I realize I haven't showered yet so I get up to do so.
On my way back from the shower, I notice the laundry that needs to be done so I put a load on and remind myself that I will need to tidy up the kitchen. I remember that one of the kids forgot to make his bed so I do that for him and pick up the toys on the floor in the bedrooms. Then I remember that I also need to let the chickens out as the kids were arguing over who's turn it was to do it before I pushed them out the door. I notice the chickens hadn't laid eggs in their nest the previous day so I spend some time searching the yard for eggs.
Finally I sit down at the computer and start doing some work in my Work in Progress. I get stuck on some dialogue so I pull up another story I'm doing – a short story for a competition. There are four days until entries need to be in and I'm only a third of the way through the word count limit and haven't referred to the theme word yet. I get stuck and fantasize about what I would do if I won the $5000 prize money – at first I think of a family trip to Fiji but then I begin to think about the repairs needed around the house. This reminds me that I need to put the washing out.
On my way back from laundry, I tidy up the kitchen and make another cup of coffee.
I sit down again, check Facebook to put something up on my author page and see I have about twenty notifications. I go through them all but none are really that important so I open up my novel again. Get through that bit of dialogue I was having trouble with but find the next scene a little difficult. I do some research to get inspired. I feel light headed and realize I'd forgotten to eat so I make a sandwich. Oh, is that Ellen on TV?
I bring the washing in and begin folding the clothes but school's nearly finished so I head out to pick up the kids. I live close enough for them to walk themselves but as writing can be a lonely gig, I go so I can socialize.
I end up spending another hour there after school has finished so I can talk and the kids can play.
I come home and help with homework and reading before I start on dinner. Hubby comes home, we eat, kids have a bath and bedtime. I spend the rest of the evening catching up with my husband as I haven't spoken to him all day, but I'll type up bits and pieces in between our conversation. Oh who am I kidding? There are more Facebook notifications to deal with.
I go to bed in the hope that I'll get more writing done tomorrow. Yes, I'm surprised I got a book finished too!
About The Author
Currently a stay at home mother, she has worked in the public service, education, road and music industries.
She enjoys reading, cooking and writing stories full of fun, drama, love and always with a happy ever after.
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Flirting With Magick by Leigh Bennett
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: February 14, 2013
Format: Paperback - 330 pages / Kindle - 829 KB / Nook - 2 MB
Genre: Chick Lit / Contemporary Romance / Women's Fiction
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
Suddenly, she’s having hot sex with an even hotter musician, which might work as long as she doesn’t get in the way of his rock stardom. Her work colleague is flirty and fun, but could he be keeping something from her? And now, the guy who broke her heart wants to rekindle their relationship. Can she trust him enough to give it another shot?
So far, it seems Abby’s spell hasn’t worked. Or then again, perhaps it has?
My Book Review:
What's a girl to do when her love life is in a rut? Create a love spell, of course!
Twenty-five year old Abby Williams is brokenhearted after her longtime boyfriend Josh dumps her. With the help of a little Wiccan love spell, Abby gets a much needed spark in the romance department.
Abby's cousin Luke introduces her to his bandmate Scott, a super hot bassist, and they begin a casual sexual relationship until Abby starts to have stronger feelings for him. Scott is known to be a womanizer, so Abby protects herself from getting hurt again by dumping Scott for her co-worker Sean, and if that isn't enough, her love life gets even more complicated when her ex-boyfriend Josh wants her back!
It seems like this love spell has worked a little bit too well as Abby finds herself in the middle of a love triangle and has to make a choice of which guy is the right one for her.
Flirting With Magick is a light, fun and flirty tale about the ups and downs of relationships. Author Leigh Bennett weaves an entertaining tale mixed with romance and humor written in the first person narrative that follows the trials and tribulations of Abby Williams as she navigates her way to find true love.
I really enjoyed reading this story, it can easily be read in one sitting. I couldn't help but become captivated by Abby's journey, it was full of surprising twists and turns that kept me enthralled. The characters are realistic, flawed and easy to relate to, they leap off the pages with their witty dialogue and humorous interactions. The sexy male characters are intriguing, each of them had me grinning, I couldn't decide which one I liked the most! This sassy storyline realistically portrays the ups and downs in relationships, it has a nice mixture of sweet romance, emotions and a tantalizing bit of naughty sex scenes that keeps you wanting more.
Flirting With Magick is a thoroughly entertaining story with a fun romantic/chick lit twist!
RATING: 4 STARS ****
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