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Writing and time management
Late last night, I remembered that I needed to write a blog post to go up this morning. I sat around for a good thirty minutes, refreshing Twitter and having one of those shouting-across-the-house conversations with my husband, because neither one of us wanted to get up. Finally, I asked a friend what to write about. She said, "Time management."
So I thought this would be an excellent time to give you an idea of how I get through my day. I keep a very strict schedule that never varies so that I get all of my work done and never have to do anything at the last minute.
8 hours -- sleep 2 hours -- email 2 hours -- Twitter/other social media 1 hour -- lunch/TV 1 hour -- email (again!) 1 hour -- researching something that will affect only one sentence out of the entire novel, like what type of trees grow where 30 minutes -- Twitter/other social media 1 hour -- trying to find the perfect font 30 minutes -- think about sleeping 2 hours -- nap 2 hours -- try to figure out what that word was that I couldn't think of earlier 1 hour -- dinner/TV 2 hours -- realize that no writing will get done today unless I squeak out a few words right now
So there it is, my foolproof time-management plan. This is how I am never behind on anything and my writing is always done weeks before my editor starts asking me about my book. Deadline schmedline. I got this. And if you follow my guidelines, you can, too.[1. It'll also make your hair shinier!] [2. This entire post may be a lie.] [3. Or some parts might be true.]