There are few things more counterproductive than poor time management when it comes to writing. This isn’t just about not giving yourself time to write, but about making sure the time you spend is worth it. Just sitting and staring at a blank page isn’t helpful.
Good time management with your writing is important, not only for your stories but for your physical health. Writers often find themselves wearing themselves out trying to push too hard towards their goals.
If you find yourself falling into those habits – staying up too late but not getting things written, for example – this episode may help. We talk about setting realistic timelines, making sure you’re taking breaks, and getting the most out of the time you do spend writing. This is where quality is more important than quantity. A few shorter sessions that give you great writing is better than several long sessions of no progress.
First aired January 10, 2022.