Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Day in the Life of.. Sarah MacLean!!

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah MacLean grew up in Rhode Island, obsessed with historical romance. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees from Smith College and Harvard University before she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book. Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels.

A Day in the Life of Sarah MacLean

I’m so happy to join you on to share a little glimpse of my days as a writer! But I should say...I’m not sure you can handle the excitement of my days, honestly. Brace yourselves.
8:30 - Alarm goes off. Snooze hit.
8:42 - Alarm goes off again. Snooze hit again.
8:44 - Dog stands over head, whining.
8:44:25 - I say, “No. Go away,” in firmest, most masterful voice possible (there has to be some cosmic problem with the fact that my first words most mornings are “No. Go away,” but let’s leave that for another time).
8:44:27 – Dog lies down. Sighs.
8:44: 32 – Dog starts whining again.
8:45 - Husband’s alarm goes off. I give up on sleep.
10:00 - Teeth brushed, dog fed, tea poured, email checked, Facebook checked, Twitter checked. Husband gone, dog walked. Time to write.
11:00 - Spent additional hour on Facebook, watching Jon Stewart videos, laughing at silly photos and pretending to do important “authory” stuff. Really, though. Time to write. Receive new email. Sale at The Gap!
12:00pm - Have bought new clothes, despite the fact that I spend all day in yoga pants and a tank top. *Now* must write. Turn off Internet (I have no willpower, whatsoever) for three hours. Write.
12:30 - Make more tea. Write.
1:00 - Time for lunch break. Telephone call with a) my best friend, b) my sister, c) my mother or d) all of the above.
1:30 - Write. Possibly, something worth reading.
2:30 - Dog begins whining. Time for a break, anyway. What can you really do in 30 minutes?
3:00 - Have done God knows what, but lost 30 minutes doing it. Back to computer. Time to write. Oh! Look! Internet is back. I’ll just check email for two quick minutes. Ooh! Sale at Nine West!
4:30 - Have checked every website known to man, bought shoes and twitpic’d dog doing something adorable, like sleeping on a stuffed hedgehog. Oy. Back to work. Internet off for another three hours. Write.
5:30 - Have I showered today? Shower.
6:30 - Consider the possibility that husband might want dinner. Sort takeaway menus. Return to desk. Write.
7:45 - Husband comes home. I realize that I was actually working and did not notice a) the Internet returning, b) the sun setting, or c) the fact that the house is now in a state of complete blackness. This means I actually got work done! Huzzah!
8:00 - Husband asks how day was. I tell the truth. I worked very very hard. And was extremely productive.
8:30 - Takeaway arrives. We watch an episode of The West Wing, which by now we could do without a television since we know all the words anyway.
9:30 - I return to office to write. Ooh! Twitter is ALIVE!
10:00 – Twitter is a wicked, evil distraction, sent to ruin my writing career. Internet off. Write.
12:00 – To Bed.
Rinse. Repeat.
Sarah MacLean is the author of five books for teens and adults. Her latest, A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME, will be in stores February 28th

About A Rogue By Any Other Name:
What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets . . .
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.
A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures.
Bourne may be a prince of London’s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own


  1. I can't wait til A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME is released! I loved the numbers trilogy and can't wait to read more from Ms MacLean.

  2. The cover is so awe-worthy, absolutely beautiful.
    Love the time spent doing "authory" stuff. It's fun for readers :)

  3. I can't stop laughing....thank God, it's not just me! And I'm happy you find time to write your novels, because I SO enjoy reading them. :)

  4. Sounds like my day when I'm not at my real job. LOL I can't seem to ever get away from the internet monster. LOL


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