All You Need is Love. And Cocaine Apparently.
March 24, 2013
March 24, 2013
Hunter S. Thompson is one badass mofo.
I love the guy. He’s a favorite of mine. He does things with words I can only dream about. I recently finished Hell’s Angels and every chapter, every sentence, left me slack-jawed. Hunter S. Thompson could have written about the mating habits of slugs and I’d gladly devour it.
Wait. Do slugs mate?
I’ll never write like this literary godsend. And I’m okay with that.
I also know I’ll never have a writing schedule like the guy. Although, clearly, cocaine did wonders for the guy. I read this article a few months ago on Uproxx about his daily routine, and while I’m not sure if it’s real or not, I’m kind of hoping it is.
HST’s dietary habits have me insanely jealous. If I ate like that my stomach would capsize and groan like a manatee.
I also intensely applaud HST eating fettuccine alfredo in the hot tub. The closest I get to this is using red vines as straws when I drink my glasses of wine while reading my Sweet Valley Twins books in a tub full of Mr. Bubble.
I write sporadically throughout the week but Sunday is my full day reserved to write. I screen calls, I don’t leave the house, I sit my ass in a chair. My schedule doesn’t rival HST’s but I have a schedule and I think that’s what matters.
My Sunday Routine
8am – church. Haha. Just kidding.
8am – alarm goes off
8:07am – hit snooze again
8:45am – rise but no shine
9am – coffee promptly made
9:10am – fish oil pills to take the edge off
9:30am – dick around on Twitter
9:35am – coffee, read flash fiction stories at various lit mags
9:45am – coffee
10:15am – coffee
10:45am – story submissions and ZOMGCOFFEE
11:30am – begin blog posting
11:45am – coffee and/or pizza consumed
Noon – shower, consider becoming a carny
12:30pm – put on pants
1:00pm – edit novel-in-progress
3:00pm – consume Michelob Ultra
3:10pm – make poop jokes on Twitter
3:30pm – more novel edits
6:00pm – wine and write/edit flash fiction
8:00pm – scrounge up a semblance of dinner and a TV show
8:45pm – TV or writing
10:00pm – drops iron pills
10:15pm – reads Cracked.com
11:30pm – sleep
There. That’s what my typical Sunday involves. It’s raucous ain’t it?
If you want to share your writing schedule, complete with drugs, alcohol and veiled perverted references, send it to me and I’ll post it next go round.