Thursday, 23 January 2014

Blog Tour: New Year, New Adult - Spotlighting Author Sheena Binkley


Hello, everyone!
Today I'm here with Sheena Binkley.

Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including education and entertainment. Besides writing, she loves reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband and son.

Twitter: @ChevonBink

A Day in the Life of Author Sheena Binkley

I’d like to think that a typical day for an author would be the basics: You get to sleep late, sit in bed, write all day, have book signings, and enjoy reading emails, comments, and tweets from adoring fans of your work. But for me, a typical day is the complete opposite.

5:45 A.M.:My day begins by getting ready for a long day of traffic, drop-offs, and work (did I
mention lots and lots of traffic!).
7:30 A.M.: Out the door and to my son’s school. Even though I should probably leave my house a little bit earlier due to Houston’s traffic, but I don’t.
8:00A.M.: Pull up to my son’s school and he barely makes it on time (I really need to leave the house early). Head to my husband’s job to drop him off (we carpool since our jobs are 5 minutes from each other’s).
8:45 A.M.: Drops husband off and heads to my job.
9:30A.M. -6:30P.M.: At work as a manager for a driving school. In my spare time (which is
limited) I do develop story ideas for a current or future story. I check emails and look up
information for ideas.
6:30P.M-7:00P.M.: In traffic (did I mention how much I hate traffic?).
7P.M. -9P.M.: At home and is spending time with the family. We eat together (which is mainlyfast food, since no one wants to cook. I know, that’s terrible), helps son with his homework, gives him his bath, and he’s off to bed.
9P.M. - 1A.M.
: Once son is asleep, it’s my time to be a writer. This is the time when I could put my thinking cap on and just let my imagination run wild. Since my latest project, Trust Me (the second book in the Love, Life, & Happiness series) will be released in February, I’ve been writing nonstop to meet my deadline.
There have been times when I automatically have the ideas in my head and can easily type them onto the computer. But there have been times when I have no idea what to write and I will just stare at the computer. And yes, there have been times when I fell asleep and the computer was still running on my bed (I know, bad idea). Usually when I do that, that’s my cue to sign-off and get some rest.
Writing at night has helped me a great deal, mainly because that is the time when I can actually think. My mind is clear of the everyday pressures of work and chores and I can focus on my story and the characters. Also, writing can be therapeutic in a way, mainly because I can get all my frustrations out from an event from that day and put it in writing.
As I put my head on my pillow, I realize that I only have a couple of hours of sleep before I have to do my routine all over again.

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