I have a schedule. I printed out a year-to-a-page calendar, and scribbled all over it for working on my current draft, so I can work on something brand new before getting down to the edits for next year’s release. And at the beginning of the summer, it felt easily achievable. Mostly because I wasn’t going anywhere or doing anything.
With the easing of lockdown restrictions, I’m becoming more sociable again. Which, on the one hand, is a relief because I was fearful my latent hermit tendencies were rising to the fore; but on the other, it’s throwing me off my schedule already!
Admittedly, it’s not the most comprehensive of plans, but I’m new to this! Next time I’ll use crayons too.
Some writers can see a ten minute window in their day and bash out 500 words. Not me. If I have ten minutes, I’ll pick up my current read, or play my turn on Scrabble Go, or make myself a cup of tea, or fold laundry. Because ten minutes never seems enough time.
This week, I really wish I’d utilised those fragments of time, because I’ve been hugely busy and had lots of fun, but my current project is sliding. Not a lot, but it’s meant I’ve allowed a few dodgy paragraphs and chapters to remain because I’ll be able to sort them out in the next draft.
How’s your time management? Do you have any tips?
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