So I’ve set this ridiculous goal for myself. I’m curretly editing Shift, and I decided I wanted to have it done by October 7th.
I’m trying something new and working on the 2nd and the 3rd round edits at once. I go through and do the massive edits, and then once I have 4 – 6 chapters done, I stop, go back and read them, while giving them a major polish for grammar, spelling, flow.
Well, I refuse to admit I’ve bitten off a bit more than I can chew. I know I can do this, it’s just going to take some serious elbow grease, but at the same time, I won’t rush things just so meet a silly deadline I made for myself.
I have so many other commitments with life, work, blogging, and having published a book, that there are a lot of other things to focus on as well.
All this got me to thinking. If you’re not a writer, you’ve no idea that writing a book is the easy part. You are unaware that once you publish something, you need to market it yourself – especially if you’re self-publishing.
All the things that come after you click the publish button can seem overwhelming. I’m starting to get into a rhythm and develop a system of my own, and I realize there must be a ton of authors out there that have systems that work for them.
I’ve spent a lot of time sharing my processes, and how I get things done on this blog, all the while repeatedly telling readers that this is my way, not the way. Maybe my system isn’t what works for someone else, but maybe yours is.
I wanted to open this up and see what you guys/girls do to manage your time. Even if you’re not published yet, I know you still have a lot on your plate. Nobody can just sit down and write books, without other things getting in the way at some poitn.
Share with us if you will, who knows, maybe someone who reads this blog is struggling with time management and your way will help!