Now that I no longer have any PR clients, tomorrow marks the first official business day of my new freelance writing career. It’s time that I keep a strict work schedule. But wait, I have so many things that I want to accomplish this year that I fear there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.
I know I can eliminate the time-wasters like the incessant email and FaceBook checking, Twitter, sleeping in, and overall putzing around. My concern is that writing projects like Julius, reviews for Alvah’s Books, and this blog can easily consume an entire day. How much time should I dedicate to each one? With Julius when the inspiration comes, I can spend several hours writing. Does it make sense to schedule a time—either very early in the morning or late in the evening? And this blog, my goal is to write a post daily. Sometimes it doesn’t take me too long and other times, well, you see my musings run on the longish side (by the way, short stories not my forte).
I’ve put out the question of time management to my fellow writers on the Internet Writing Workshop and so far the response has been sticking to a schedule and determining priorities.
Hmm…I guess I’m going to have some long days this year.