A relaxing retirement??

Most of you know I retired from my job of almost 20 years in April of this year to devote myself full-time to writing. I wanted to give you a little view into what my daily schedule now looks like. This is what I did on wednesday:


  • 2 blog entires for my own website to be held in storage until needed
  • 3 blog entries for sites I will be visiting soon


  • final edits in a novella to be published next february
  • final edits in the third MacQuire Women series book, First Impressions, release date sometime later this year
  • final edits in current WIP ( writing work in progress)

Updated my website; continued Twitter marketing campaign for current book giveaway; answered “reader”emails, emailed my amazing Editor to discuss edits mentioned above.

Sent in two blog entries/release promos to websites I will be visiting this week and next

Registered for the New Jersey RWA chapter conference in October

This was all before 2 p.m., mind you – sometimes it pays to have chronic insomnia.

When my fingers got tired from typing, I did the stuff that needed to be done: grocery shopped, went to the bank, went to the recycling center to drop off, well, recyclables, went to Target, Michaels Craft store and Hallmark ( numerous graduations this month!) I did three loads of laundry, ironed, vacuumed and painted.

This is retirement?? I should go back to work, it was less exhausting!




Filed under Author, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romance Books, RWA

5 responses to “A relaxing retirement??

  1. Mary Morgan

    Yep, sounds like my schedule, except I have to tend to my garden in the morning, too. When my non-writer friends say, “Well, why can’t you come for coffee? You’re only writing and can take a break…” Haha!!! When I tell them my day starts at 4:30am and all that I do within those 24hrs, you should see their expressions. It’s a demanding full-time job, but I’m loving the work! Now, if I could just squeeze time in to eat. 😉 Enjoy your day, Peggy! 🙂

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    • Peggy Jaeger

      Mary – we are kindred spirits! I am usually up at 4 am daily and don’t stop until lunch around 12. Then back for more afternoon stuff. My friends know me well enough tho that they don’t call or text me during the weekdays when I am writing. They know unless someone’s arm is hanging off or there is severe bloodshed, I am unavailable.


  2. I agree with Mary. Writing can take over your life 24/7. Even when I’m not at my computer, I’m thinking of new storylines and promotions. I’ve had to schedule “down” days to keep myself balanced. Thanks for an entertaining post, Peggy 🙂

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    • Peggy Jaeger

      My brain never shuts down – hence the chronic insomnia. I, too, am always running plot lines and character arcs in me head whether I’m driving, shopping, trying to sleep, etc. The plight of a writer.


  3. Hahaha! Well we all knew you would just be sitting there twiddling your thumbs! Smile, hahaha! Love you and keep on keeping on my special friend:)

    Hugs, love and friendship always, Di Xo

    Sent from my iPad


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