The last few posts have been about time management, a crucial element in the writing life. I want to add one more thought about managing your precious writing time.
When you schedule time to write and that time actually comes to fruition, make sure you use it to create.
When you have time to yourself, uninterrupted, quiet, like a blank canvas before you—create.
Resist the urge to check social media, to answer emails, to handle administrative details related to your writing. Don’t even use it to plan future writing projects.
Write, type, string words together in a creative way that gets your point across. Your canvas is blank, but aim to fill it up in these precious moments. Create a masterpiece, not a stick figure.
When the gift of writing time is granted, treat is as a sacred trust.
Use the moments well.
May 9, 2011
Labels: Productivity and Organization