Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Day in the Life of.. Julia London

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Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than a twenty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Desperate Debutante and Scandalous historical romance series, as well as The Year of Living Scandalously, the first novel in the Secrets of Hadley Green series. She is also the author of several contemporary women’s fiction novels with strong romantic elements, including Summer of Two Wishes, One Season of Sunshine, and Light at Winter’s End.

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Round Rock, Texas, with her husband. To keep up with all the Julia London news and excerpts, please visit

6:20 am: Sun comes up, the dog starts to yawn loudly, and I get up

6:30-7 Feed the dog, drink coffee, read the paper, especially Carolyn Hax, the advice columnist. Who are these people who write her?

7:00 If I am going to run, I better get at it.

7:30 After futzing around with shoes and water and watches, I am out the door.

8:30 or 9:00: Stumble back in, gasping for breath and soaked. Why is it so humid in the mornings?

10:00 Showered and dressed for the day. Time to start work!

11:00 Still screwing around on Facebook, blogs, and Pinterest. Okay, now I am ready to work

11:30-1:00 I write. Usually the book that is due next, and in this case, The Last Debutante, the last book in The Secrets of Hadley Green series.

1:00-2:30 or so – I do stuff around the house (unload the dishwasher, laundry) or run errands (Starbucks. Occasionally the post office, but mostly Starbucks or something like it)

2:30: Back to work. But I have to check email first…

3:00: Working again, either on the book that is due, or the book that is due after that.

5:30: The dog starts to bug me. He’s hungry, he wants to go out. We mosey down to the mailboxes to get the mail. And we mosey back. I feed the dog. I stand in front of the fridge and wonder what I want for dinner. I close the fridge and go outside to check my plants.

6:30: Okay, I am getting hungry. Dinner.

7:30 to 8:00 I catch up on things I didn’t finish. A scene I wrote or writing blogs.

9:00 or so: The trash TV viewing marathon comes on. Usually involves a bachelor or a real housewife. Or, if I am lucky, men fishing on the Bering Sea. I keep working, writing a little, jotting down ideas to make it flow the next day.

11:30 or 12:00: Lights out

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  1. Julia, I just finished reading The Seduction of Lady X and I am so glad to hear that the Hadley Green series isn't finished yet! Yay!

    Very excited for The Last Debutante!

    Aislynn, I love your A Day in the Life of... feature!

    1. Thanks Tin! It's been a lot of fun putting together and I've got to chat with some pretty amazing authors!

  2. This is why I love Julia London! I feel like we could hang out discussing romance or the Real Housewives for hours. ;) I'm always so impressed with her dedication to running, too. Keep up the excellent work, Julia!


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