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Blog Tour Day 4: A Day In The Life Of A Writer, And Boy Does Hollywood Get It Wrong

April 6, 2012

Tags: blog tour, empress of the seven hills, peeking between the pages

TGIF, everybody, and for weekend reading, here's my last guest post of the week. I'm over at Darlene's wonderful blog Peeking Between the Pages today, talking about what a typical day in the life of a writer looks like, and why it's not as glamorous as Hollywood thinks:

"If there’s any TV show I get a kick out of, it’s `Castle' starring Nathan Fillion. He plays a bestselling crime novelist, and frankly, Hollywood’s idea of a writer’s daily schedule cracks me up every time. Nathan Fillion spends all his time running around solving crimes, attending red-carpet premieres of the movies made from his books, and playing poker with James Patterson, Dennis Lehane, and all his other New York Times bestseller buddies. Very rarely is he ever seen writing – just staring pensively at his laptop screen right before the murderer bursts in with a gun."

Come on over to Peeking Between the Pages to read the rest - and yes, there's a giveaway.

Thanks for having me on your wonderful blog, Darlene!