In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Writing Routine

My writing routine is simply writing. Finding the time is anything but. I end my day with a To Do List for the following day. That list is not rigid and it includes activities from the most important and time pressing to the easy quick task. I work the list from top to bottom. With a young family, balance is important and it gives me a great sense of accomplishment knowing I've not abandoned activities that include family. Read more on The Literary Hub

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Writing Routines

It appears many of the writers who covered this top this month are just as haphazard as me. Discipline is one of those things I still struggle with and work at. I may spend an entire writing day and only get 1K out, but then on a day I’m working the day job, I’ll end up pushing out over 3K between eight and eleven at night.   Read More....

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Writing Routines: 1, 2, 3, 4, Paradiddle

I'm a creature of, I mean habit (though I also occasionally like to eat six large meals a day too). I'm the type of person who parks in the same spot, sits in a classroom in the same back row, and busts out with a Jets and Sharks style dance-fight rumble if someone steals my seat in the breakroom at the Day Job.

Obviously, I'm a person who's a big fan of routine. Read more...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lack of routine as routine

Best kept myth in the industry. Actually, I’d say it is necessary, but what exactly is it, that defines a routine? If one wishes to give out book one day, then you need to spend your time on writing the book, and not just planning.

I write at least two nights or days a week. That’s been my latest schedule for about a year now. Seems too little work?

Well, what do you count for a routine?

Come and find out at my blog.

Friday, April 19, 2013

MGR Blog Tour: Writing Routines

We're looking at writing routines this month, and this is not going to be a pretty post.  I guess I do have a writing routine.  It's not very productive, and I've been giving that some thought, because I'm not getting any younger. See more at...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Merry Go Round Blog Tour: Routines

Routines, writing or otherwise, are something I both crave and loathe.
Don’t get me wrong. I love routine, everything from seasonal changes to the way I brush my teeth. Routine makes my life easier. The day goes by without a lot of stressful decision making. I don’t lose the car keys. I always know where my purse it. Every Saturday is spaghetti night. Easy.
Also a bit boring. So it’s a good thing I don’t have a constant routine. Something is always different. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Zette's Writing Routine

Here is my writing routine:
I sit down at the computer. I pull up the current story. I write.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Routine- Awesome Writing Tool or Dirty Word?

Writing Routine - Highway to Hell

yawn, writing routine

Look up the word “routine” in a thesaurus and you get a bunch of lackluster words.

“Unremarkable, workaday, mundane, regular, ordinary.”

Yes, that’s the glamorous life of a writer. “Unremarkable.” (At least until you receive that box of books from your publisher. THAT day is anything but ordinary, believe me!)

Those words pretty well sum up my work day, too.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Same old, same old. . .

I'm not a person who likes change very much. My mother used to tell a family story about my routines and habits centered around my lunches: She would make me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day during my elementary school years. One night at dinner, my father commented that maybe she should make me more varied food and for the next week, she made something different (that I generally enjoyed and would eat) for me to take. (read more about routines, PB&J, and writing at the Once in a Blue Muse Blog)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spin That Routine On Its Head

The most common writing advice is: write every day. The idea is fabulous, but I’d like to put a twist on it that will give it more value...  continue here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Looking for Writing Routine Advice

Hi folks!

I find myself in a bit of a writing slump after completing my latest WIP. Looking for some advice and suggestions here.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Same old, same old

When is a routine not a routine? Well, I've tried them all. Come over to my blog to see my thoughts on a writing routine.