A Day in the Life of Jocelyn Green

January 25th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a writer? Well, you’re in luck! Jocelyn Green joins us today to share a look at a typical day as a writer. Be sure to check out her new release, The Mark of the Kingand enter to win a copy! Click here to learn more and enter.

After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict. With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king’s mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.


I don’t necessarily have a typical day, but here is a peek at a day in my life, right after all our Christmas celebrations!

The first part of every day is pretty much the same. I wake up and have quiet time with a cup of coffee. Our cat Rolo has joined me today.

After breakfast, I do Pilates and take a shower. Usually the mornings are full of homeschooling my second and fifth grade kids, but not today. They’re on vacation still, which means I’ll be working while my husband takes care of them.

Before I head up to my office, I start a load of laundry. So glamorous and fascinating, I know.

My daughter arrives home from her first slumber party at her cousins’ house. She tells me all about it, in surprising detail.

Today I’m sending off complimentary copies of my book to the libraries and museums in New Orleans and Baton Rouge which helped me during my research process. I love this part of launching a book!

My son helps me out by placing these seals on the envelopes.

By the time I’m ready to go to the post office, I realize my husband needs the car to go see a movie with my dad and brother. (Our other vehicle won’t start.) No problem, I’ll mail them tomorrow. Since I’m not going out after all, I switch to my writing pants!

Time to write! I’m working on the first draft of the next novel. In other words, there is a lot of writing, deleting, and rewriting going on.

I get an email from my library telling me the books I requested through interlibrary loan are available for pick up. I’m excited that more research materials await me, but decide to stay home and crank out more words. I’ll pick up the books tomorrow when I go to the post office.

Taking a break to play my son’s new game with him. He beats me fairly easily.

After this, I go back upstairs to write some more. My mother stops over to chat since she was shopping in the neighborhood. I squeeze in a little more writing time after her visit, but before I know it, it’s time to put dinner in the oven. After days of cooking fancy holiday food, tonight it’s Spaghetti Casserole I made and froze last July!

Family dinner time!

After dinner, we play a new board game with the kids. Once the kids are in bed, my husband and I watch something on the Netflix and eat a few leftover Christmas cookies. Yum. Rob is on break between grad school semesters right now, too, so we are enjoying hanging out in the evenings while we can!

At the end of the day, I have plenty of reading to choose from. The stack on my nightstand grew so tall I decided to move into my bedroom a small bookcase I bought at a garage sale last summer. It fits perfectly! Right now, I’m reading the last few pages of Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, and the first few pages of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

P.S. Interested in learning how to pronounce a few French words? Check out Jocelyn’s The Mark of the King Pronunciation Guide.

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Jocelyn Green

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Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning author of ten books to date, including “Wedded to War,” a Christy Award finalist in 2013; “Widow of Gettysburg”; “Yankee in Atlanta”; and “The 5 Love Languages Military Edition,” which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. A former military wife herself, her passion for military families informs all of her writing as well as her numerous speaking opportunities. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and now lives with her husband and two children in Iowa.

Find out more about Jocelyn at http://www.jocelyngreen.com.