Monday, April 28, 2008

This Writer's Life: Time Management

I am a guest blogger today at Melissa Walker's blog. She is the fantastic author of the Violet Series. I wrote about something that I was once familiar with and now with my post-pregnancy body long for the days that I could actually wear; an itty bitty turquoise string bikini!

Time Management

Wow so I guess the fact that I am writing this blog at 8:24 pm thirteen hours after I wanted to get it posted let's you know that right now I am struggling with the topic of time management.

A shift in the family schedule has caused my writing life to go a little topsy turvy. I usually begin working early in the morning. I always enjoy writing but have been most productive when I write from seven am to noon take a lunch break and then write again from two pm to four. But lately, I've had to shuffle my schedule and write from ten to noon again from two to four and then squeeze in some time after the girls are in bed. And although I am getting the same number of hours or close to it, I've noticed that since I now have constraints on my time I'm becoming more productive.

When I was an attorney, a judge I had cases before often said 'only busy people get things done.' I admit that I tend to be the most productive, the tighter my schedule. Less time to goof about, I guess. Not nearly as much internet surfing, or emailing, or dawdling or phone call making. No, right now, as I adjust to my new schedule, I find that I am actually buckling down and getting a load more work accomplished than I feared I might. Although, as you can see from this late in the day post...well...I'm still getting the kinks out.
xoMaggie

2 Comments:

Blogger Melissa Walker said...

I'm more productive with constraints too, Maggie. I should keep that in mind and make myself busier, right? Haha.

Thanks for joining me for a blog! It was a great one!

April 29, 2008 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Melissa Walker said...

I'm more productive with constraints too, Maggie. I should keep that in mind and make myself busier, right? Haha.

Thanks for joining me for a blog! It was a great one!

April 29, 2008 at 8:32 AM  

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