4:00am – Wake Up Dead (Roger Smith) – Yes, you read it right. I get up at 4. That’s when it’s most peaceful and quiet around my home. I don’t get very far into the day before I need to have some Black Coffee (Agatha Christie). Plenty of it.
4:15am – Time to read my Fan Mail (P.D. Martin) ;-) – or at least blog comments and Email. This is when I do my morning “blog rounds,” too. I also work on The Murder Book (Jonathan Kellerman) I’ve got in progress.
After a shower and breakfast….
6:00am – I Started Early, Took My Dog[s] (Kate Atkinson) out for their run and give them breakfast.
7:30am – It’s off to work for An Advancement of Learning (Reginald Hill). After all, I want to make sure my students are Well-Schooled in Murder (Elizabeth George) ;-).
Sometimes, of course, I tele-commute. I like doing that because then I can avoid Road Rage (Ruth Rendell) and rush hour (such an oxymoron) traffic. And it’s efficient and “green.”
Between noon and 2:00pm, depending on the day and my obligations, I have The Coroner’s Lunch (Colin Cotterill), or at least, my own lunch ;-). I also post to my blog, catch up on some other blogs, and work with some of my online students. When there’s time, I work on my writing, too.
4:00pm – 5:00pm – If I’ve been at the office, I head home. If I’ve been tele-commuting, it’s time to wrap-up my Foul Deeds (Susan James) ;-) for the day and start thinking domestically. And have some tea.
5:00pm – Time to feed and walk the dogs and plan something Delicious and Suspicious (Riley Adams – AKA Elizabeth Spann Craig) for dinner. Dinner and the early evening is usually A Family Affair (Rex Stout).
After dinner is finished and the dishes cleared, I work with my online students, read, and work on my own writing. And then it’s time for The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler).
Of course, I’ve just given you the Bare Bones (Kathy Reichs) of my day. There’s lots more to it than that, and my days are certainly not all like this. But I didn’t want to go on and on about it. Still, there you have it – my day in crime fiction. What about you? Do you have crime-fictional days? Maybe your entire day is a mystery ;-). I know some of mine are ;-).
And yes, I just thought I’d do this for fun. It’s not an “official” meme (if there is such thing). You can play along if you wish…. Or not.
*NOTE: The title of this post is the title of a Beatles song.