28 October

Blink Blog: Day In the Life

Curious about the day in the life of some of our Blink authors? We asked them to share what their typical day during the school year is like… keep reading to see what they have to say!

Christina June: I’m a high school counselor by day, so I spend my time working with students and teachers.  At night, I hang out with my daughter and husband, and steal some time for writing.

Denise Grover Swank: I have three kids at home—two in elementary school and one in middle school—so I get up at 7:30 to make my daughter’s breakfast and pack her lunch. After I drive her to school, I get my two younger children ready and get them on the bus. Then I work until my kids come home.

Heather Maclean: I get up, make breakfast and pack lunches for my kids, get them off to the bus, then go back to bed for two hours since I’m a night owl who’s usually up until 2 am writing. Then I get up, read the British newspapers (they’re not as depressing as American ones), answer email, and write until it’s time to pick up my kids from school. Then we all goof off until dinner, buckle down for homework, then when they go to bed, I write again.

Jonathan Friesen: Wake. Hang out with my wife. Workout. Hang out with my students. Write. Hang out with my kids. Eat. Hang out with my wife again. Sleep. Somewhere in there I hang out with my friends. So, a lot of hanging out, I guess.

Lorie Langdon: My kids head off to school and I start writing the minute they head out the door, sometimes before. Morning is my most creative time so I take full advantage of them being in school. If it’s a really good writing day, I’m in my PJ’s until lunch!

Luke Reynolds: I get to school and get the whiteboards all set for my 7th graders. We do fun activities and have great discussions and read cool books. Then, at home in the evenings, my wife and our twoanyone is awake. And I’ll read late at night after everyone has gone to bed. I’ll read until I can’t my eyes open anymore.

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