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Wednesday, April 15, 2015


In keeping with the A-Z theme that’s running around the blogosphere right now, today’s post begin with the letter M, which in this case stands for manage your time.

I think this is one of the hardest things to do, because unless you’re independently wealthy most of us can’t spend as much time as we’d like with our writing. There’s work, family, chores, the internet…all trying to pull us away from our stories. The trick is to give each its due, and that means managing your time so you get everything done while not neglecting those things you have to do.

How do you manage your time? Do you set aside a certain amount of time to spend writing? Do you have a schedule?


Huntress said...

Here is how it's supposed to go:

Get up. Drink coffee. Do some stuff. Exercise. Start writing at 9 am.

Here is reality:

Get up. Drink coffee. Do some stuff. Goof off. Dither. Do some more stuff. Hubby calls. Daughter calls. Cat pukes on rug. Make dinner. Goof off. Do some stuff. Mow yard. Read. Watch TV.

I really need to get back to the first stage of my life.

LD Masterson said...

Oh yeah, I'm right on top of things. Every minute under control. Well, maybe not every minute but... Actually, I guess I'm not quite on top but... Nah, who am I kidding. Not at all.

Liz A. said...

I used to have a writing schedule. But then life intervened. But I managed to find time to write today, so success!

SA Larsenッ said...

The only battle humans can never win is the one of fleeting time.

Managing time is always a challenge. Life continually changes, which will change time constraints. Creating lists is great, but those can also cause you stress and make you feel inadequate when you don't achieve everything listed. The alternative of not planning anything is really no better. Middle ground is best.