Monday, July 16, 2012

Get It Where You Can

It’s four am in the morning.

No, it’s not the beginning of a song. This is my new writing routine since school went on summer break. Usually you’d find me settled on the couch, coffee in hand, at around seven-thirty or so after putting the kid on the school bus. I’d usually write till noon. Now that school is out, things—namely my writing schedule— have been turned topsy turvy.

To accommodate having my child home during the day, I lose out on sleep.

No complaints, but well, I really love my sleep.

The new schedule has me up and about at four and I get the words in until she wakes up, which is usually about seven. So in line with the loss of sleep and my subsequent grouchiness is the narrow word count. A quick fix would be to get up even earlier right?

You must be nuts.

The way I look at it, it’s still a win as long as I’m getting words down. Furthering the story. I’ll take that because I won’t be taking any more hours off my sleep.

It’s the life of a parent. We fit it in when and where we can.

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About the Author

l always wanted to have a sexy bio, one to reflect who I am, but after drawing a blank, l could only come up with: I eat cake and I read books…ooh, and I write ‘em too. No one liked it and after massive peer-pressure and pouting, I managed something more…suitable?
A Caribbean transplant, Avril now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y with a tolerant Spousal Equivalent. Together they raise an eccentric daughter who loves reading and school (not so much school anymore). Avril’s earliest memories of reading revolve around discussing plot points of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys with an equally book-minded mother  
Always in love with the written word, Avril finally decided to do the writing in August of ’09 and never looked back. Spicy love scenes, delicious heroes, and wicked women burn up the pages of Avril’s stories, but there’ll always be a happy ending; Av remains a believer of love in all its forms.

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