Monday, March 12, 2007

Writing Question of the Week

Hello, fellow freelancers!

Today's question: How do you manage your time? Do you have a specific writing schedule you tend to stick to? How do you plan your schedule - per week, per day, or as you go along? When you don't feel like writing, how do you convince yourself to stick to your schedule - or do you?

I'm very interested to hear how other writers manage their time during the work week. Thank you in advance for your feedback.





At 5:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to take it as it comes. I care for an elderly parent who requires a lot of time and energy, so my time tends to be rather splintered. My goal is to work 5 hours a day, every day. It's easier for me to spread work out to 7 days rather than cram it into 5. Usually I try to work very early in the morning, but that doesn't always happen.

At 10:04 AM, Blogger Denise said...

Thank you for the comment, Joanne. I can definitely understand how spreading out your work week would be easier in your particular circumstance.

At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I write all the time in my head. I'm always thinking about my projects. Once my toddler is napping, I type like a mad-woman. It's nearly impossible for me to keep a schedule. I go with the flow.

Sometimes I'll set up a play activity and write in spurts while my daughter plays...Lots of writing at night.

I organize my work by outlining the subjects and jotting down ideas. I roll them around in my head for awhile and write them out when I can.

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Denise said...

I'm the same way you are - I'm constantly writing in my head. Sometimes I'll come up with a great idea for a short story or something though, and forget the idea completely once I'm involved with other things.

Now, I've taken to carrying a small notebook with me everywhere I go so I can jot down ideas as they come to me :)

At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm constantly making lists, and they get overwhelming very quickly (too many ideas, too little time). At the beginning of the day, I try to pick 2-3 three things I want to get done. Anything else that gets accomplished that day is gravy.


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