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A Day in the Life of Sandhya Menon

June 14, 2017
Sandhya Menon
Author of When Dimple Met Rishi
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A Day in the Life of Sandhya Menon:

8 AM: Awake. Puppy’s staring at me. Better let him out of kennel before Puppy Dog Eyes slay me to ribbons.

9 AM: Ivories have been brushed. Tea and/or coffee has been made. PJs have been traded for comfy jeans. 

9:30 AM: Stare at Twitter. Write something I feel is especially pithy. Right before I hit send, rearrange commas and other punctuation. 

9:31 AM: Crippling insecurity about my pithy tweet hits. WHY IS NO ONE RESPONDING?

9:32 AM: Open writing document to stop obsessing about my tweet.

9:33 AM: Peek at Twitter. Oh, good. People get it! They’re responding! No. Must turn off. Go back to work.

10:45 AM: This scene. It wants me to die. It hates me. My characters hate me. They’re all plotting behind my back. 

11:15 AM: Is it lunch time yet? Eh, why not?

1 PM: Watched wayyyy too much Supernatural while eating lunch. Need to get back to work.

1:25 PM: Well, that went by fast. I’m done for the day! Huzzah! 

2 PM: TWITTER.

3 PM: INSTAGRAM.

4 PM: TWINSTAGRAM. ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA. I LOVE IT. I WANT TO DO THIS FOR MY JOB.

5 PM: Oh, god. The trolls. Why am I on social media? Why did I read the comments?

6 PM: Shutting off the computer. That’s it. I’m done. Time to go be a human now.

8 PM: Twitter on my phone is not the same as Twitter on my computer!

9 PM: One more email…

10 PM: Supernatural! 

11 PM: Lights out. Hey, I actually had a weirdly productive day. (Says every writer everywhere every night.)

BONUS: Here are some pictures of my work space!

My view:

viw out the window

Ollie, my puppy. He’s very distracting…

Ollie

My newest workspace addition:

Wall addition

 

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