Monday, June 18, 2012
A Day in the Life: Beth Navarro
6:15 I wake up to Mr. Bees in my face and Frankie singing: “You look like a monkey and you smell like one too. SMELL HIM MAMA!” Today I detect a whiff of of kid sweat and gummy worms. Not bad.
6:18 Zoe screams from the other room UP! UP! UP! She will not stop until I get her, so I do.
6:45 Waffles for breakfast. I’ve discovered if I put their food on sticks they’ll clean their plate.
6:51 We all burp at the same time. It’s awesome. Synched! I cannot wait until we have our periods at the same time.
7:00: I check my email. Word of the day: Notorious. I read these like my horoscope daily. I’m taking “notorious” as an awesome sign. I realize I’ve left the girls alone with a bottle of syrup...
7:15 Bath time. “Quit waterboarding your sister.”
8:30 We make a rocket ship. (It’s torn in half by Zoe, but I got killer tape skills)
8:45 Zoe successfully imitates the kid from Parenthood (the movie) I think I have my next Mother-naked article.
9:00 The girls are picked up by their dad. Let my work day begin.
9:05 I take a quick shower and throw on my comfy clothes (Totally as sexy as you are imagining)
9:15 Work on YA rewrite. The consistent note from my writing group: He needs to say this out loud! Apparently I accidentally made my main character mute. Oops.
11:00 Lunch break. Warmed up Panda express leftovers.
11:15 I spend a few minutes fantasizing about living in The Game of Thrones world. I really would be willing to trade the peace of mind of living in a time and place where I won’t get beheaded with the chance to check out The Wall and hang with the Dothraki.
11:30 There is a Firefly marathon. I allow myself one episode. One.
12:30 I consult with my writing partner about the next chapter I’m rewriting. She concurs with my notes.
12:35 Continue with YA rewrite while listening to Pixies and Band of Horses to get me going. One more chapter to do today...
1:30 Whoopie Pie break (I fully believe in rewarding myself after I write) and play Lorax
1:40 Play Drawsomething. I’m pretty happy with my Picasso.
1:50 Review proofread articles for the next Kite Tales issue
2:45 My head itches. I go into paranoid mode that one of the kids gave me lice. After a through examination, I realize I’m fine. (This happens at least once a week)
2:50 I stay glued to my couch with Firefly in front of my face. Damn Mal and his charming little quips.
4:00 I go over my notes for the next two chapters of my rewrite with the only pen I can find. Ugh.
4:30 My friend texts me: “I’m at Lucky Baldwins. Wanna come up?” Umm yeah. I walk up into town for a quick beer.
6:15 Come home and go over my author visit presentation I’m giving at an elementary school this week. It’s even funnier with a beer in my system.
6:45 Dinner: Frozen Trader Joe’s Mac and Cheese. Delicious...
7:15 Read The Maze Runner by: James Dashner
8:00 Missing the girlies and our “Crazy Story Time” we do every night.
8:15 Talk on the phone with my lovie
9:15 Check my email and waste some time on fb.
9:30 Brainstorm the next craft kit I’m going to make. I think it will involve cut up dictionary and music pages.
9:45 Research book blogs to get to review my latest picture book, Grambo.
10:00 MAD MEN!
10:30 Too tired to stay up and finish the episode.
10:35 Write in my log book
10:45 Go to sleep in my fave stolen teeshirt (Don’t ever let me near your teeshirt collection)