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New Story Idea....

So I have an idea for a new story. The problem is I haven't finished my first story, and I have another story backburnered to be written as well. This one, I think, would be easy for me to write. I have a working title and the names of the major characters. Names are important to me.

However, I don't want to write anything else until I finish the first story - to prove I can finish something. I think that's important. I need to figure out how to work time for that into my schedule. A workday is a 13 hour experience for me - from the time I wake up and go until the time I get home. I'm exhausted by the time I get home, and have just enough time for dinner and something else that might relax me, before rinse and repeat.

I get an hour for lunch at work, so I've been toying with the idea of bringing my computer to work with me to get some writing done then, since I do not use the whole hour to eat. The time I spend watching television on the iPhone or reading a book while at lunch could be put to better use. I could also put myself on a complete blackout from the internet, especially if I go out to eat lunch, by not bringing my iPhone with me to connect. It's extreme, but it might take an extreme measure for me to kick myself into gear.

The other thing I considered doing is just giving myself 15-30 minutes a day to write in general and setting a timer for it.

These are the things I'm presently pondering.

What suggestions do you have for time management?

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mindyklasky
Jan. 10th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
When I was still juggling a day job and writing, I regularly set my alarm for 30 minutes early (60 minutes, if I was fighting a specific deadline.) I got up and wrote, first thing, and I was more productive because I *knew* I had allocated those specific minutes to writing.

Good luck, with whatever method you choose!
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