Today is brought to you by Weeds, Inc.
No, that’s not commentary on where I live. Nor have I availed myself of the now legal pot readily available through Denver.
It’s a comment about writing and life. Since my last real post in October of LAST YEAR, I have been in the weeds with life. I can understand why people want to quit their day jobs and just write. I have the utmost respect for those who do that. Having to work to live is worth nothing less.
I also have the utmost respect for those that carry on with a day job and still manage to write. The last four or five months have shown me that I need to work on bettering my time management skills. That, and SAICAW. LOL, that’s Sit Ass In Chair And Write. That’s harder than it seems at the end of the day.
It’s not that I don’t think about writing all the time. I have finished my serialized novel, The Search. It ended in a way that even I didn’t expect, and I am downright pleased about it. I even finished it within the time frame given to me, which was nothing short of miraculous.
I just need a better time management system.
I have to give major props to my phone. I know that sounds silly, but my Galaxy Note has the best calendar EVER. I mean, EVER. When I got it last year, I ditched my paper daily schedule book. I can put everything on that calendar. It syncs as many emails and schedules as you want it to.
As well, I use the Note writing feature more than I ever thought I would. I’ve been to several conferences since getting the phone, and I take notes right on my phone. No extra materials required! And THEN – I email the notes to myself. No keeping paper in order.
For me, that’s tantamount to heresy. I loved loved loved my paper schedule book. It was over-sized so that I had extra room to write whatever else I might need. I started using it in college, and never stopped.
So moving to the phone has allowed me to minimize the clutter I carry.
Now I just have to find a way to schedule my ‘free time’ better.
I’m interested to see how others do it. Post a link to your blog, or leave a comment with your methodology if you would. Sharing is genius!