September 18, 2013

Bloggerversary Part Four: A Day in the Life of Raine by Raine Miller

at 9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ahoy there peeps! Today is day four in my week long bloggerversary event. And today we have a nice guest post from the author of the Blackstone Affair series, Raine Miller. Also be sure to enter my Bloggerversary giveaway for 3 different prize packs!  click here!
~*~A Day in the Life of Raine~*~

Hi, my name is Raine and I live a life I never dreamed I would be living just one year ago.  Let’s see, a typical day for me…hmmmm…it’s not pretty or glamorous and some days it’s not even fun.  Just be warned, okay?

6:30 am:  Woken up by Mr. Miller starting his day, wrasslin’ kids off to school.  Those would be the two youngest Millers: son #1-sixteen and son #2-thirteen.  I generally throw a pillow over my head and go back to sleep.

9:00 am:  Stumble downstairs for something to drink and possibly to eat.  Coffee is nice but not always a reality.  I might check the calendar attached to the fridge and pray I don’t have to be anywhere before noon.  I clean up well but it takes some time and elbow grease.

10:00 am– 5:00 pm:  A blur of battle ridiculousness and distraction between social media (take your pick of any and all) and attempts to write a book.  Throw in some domestic duties such as laundry, grocery shopping, cooking a meal, yard and pool stuff at random and inconvenient times to fill in the bulk of the day.  Oh, and phone calls that take up huge chunks of time and make it damn difficult to respond to Facebook chats typing one-handed while holding a phone with the other. 
I have tried rearranging this hot mess of tasks but it always seems to morph back into the battle of ridiculousness described above.  I soldier on and try not to think about it too much.

5:00 – 7:00 pm:  Dinner and family hours-ish.  We try to eat together most nights.  It is a definite effort to make this happen.  The older everyone gets, the busier they become.  We have a new driver in the house and he apparently has places to be.  Those memorable family moments are when we are all together at the table and all on our phones at the same time.  #sacredfamilyhour

7:00 – 10:00 pm:  Raine’s Facebooking and general time to devote to the mighty god of time-sucking, black-hole-consumer-of-my-creative-energy.  This is when I have the most fun I’ve had all day long.  Lots of laughs and shocked disbelief in fully balanced proportions.  Social Retardation takes a dedicated effort, people!

10:00 pm – 2:00 am ish:  This is the time when I might actually get the best writing done of my day.  House is quiet, except for the night critters outside, ie. Coyotes on a mission, owls courting, and froggys flirting.  I can really let my creativity flow…well, I can if I don’t fall asleep in my chair with my finger poised on the /j/ key of my laptop and have filled 10 pages with them in my WIP.
I think it’s hell’a clear why I like to sleep until 9:00 am most days, don’t you?
Don’t judge me.  I am doing all of this for my fans.  Yup.  It’s totally true and I LOVE everything about my life behind the pen.  *eyebrow quirk like Ethan Blackstone*

(This Raine Miller Official Agenda is subject to alteration at an instant’s notice.)
Much Love!!
xxoo R

And now you know what Raine does at home. :) Raine was nice enough to put up a SIGNED copy of Naked with a matching velvet ribbon bookmark. This prize is separate from the SIGNED copy of Naked that I am giving away on my main bloggerversary giveaway. This giveaway is open to residents of USA only.

About the Author

Raine Miller is a New York Times bestselling author who likes to write romantic stories pretty much every chance she gets.  She has a handsome husband, and two amazing sons to keep her busy the rest of the time.  Her boys know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any.  Thank God!
I’ll leave you with a quote from a young man who didn’t live long enough to write more beautiful words for our continued enjoyment, dying tragically at only twenty-five years old.  One of the most brilliant romantic poets ever to walk this earth, his words continue to take my breath away.  This is from a letter he wrote to his fiance, Fanny Brawne.  He died before they could marry.

…I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days.  Three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.          
---JOHN KEATS…1819.

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