Monday, May 18, 2009

Time Management

Currently, I'm working on three different works in process. I have more that I haven't touched in a while, but these three I'm actively working on. Two are in revision and one I am writing. I've been trying to shuffle my time to work on all three. It hasn't been easy, and I'm afraid I'm not doing too well.

On one of the wips, I'm working with a mentor. I havne't sent her my latest chapter to critique, and I really need to get it to her. Luckily for me, but not her, her computer has been in the shop so she hasn't had a lot of time either. But, I know I need to get it to her soon.

On the second one, I'm writing a story to go in an anthology. It has been really fun, and I was excited to be asked to join in. It makes you feel good to know that someone thinks your writing is good enough to invite you to join them. This one I'm still writing, and the deadline is looming closer each day. I should have plenty of time to finish it, but lately I havne't been doing so well with my writing. It's been like pulling teeth to get the words out. In fact, I was working on it last night and had to give up on a scene and start a different one because I was getting no where. As long as I remember to go back and finish that one, I'll be alright. :D

The third one is a story I'm trying to get ready to sub. I've sent it out to three different people to read for me. It's nearly ready, but I need to rework the beginning a little bit before it's ready to go. Hopefully, that won't be too involved of a rewrite. Fingers crossed!

Right now, it feels like I'm chasing my tail. I work on one for a bit, then try to work on another. I'm not very good with schedules, so I don't think it would help me to try to stick to one. At least, I'm keeping my pace, slow but steady.

What do you do to manage your time? Do you write/work on more than one wip at a time? I'd love to hear what you do for time management. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


Tierney O'Malley said...


When it comes to time management I really suck. I wish I know how to do this. Life would be easier. LOL

Although working on one ms for a bit then work on another is not a bad time management--for me. There are times when I feel "hot" about writing my third ms and sometimes the second. When that "hot" feeling taps me I just write. I don't go by whatever ms is the first. Most of the time I have two to three mss open. Am I rambling? Yes. LOL I blame my allergies.

Minx Malone said...

I do this too, jump from one to another. Sometimes I have to if I feel I've lost "that loving feeling" for a certain manuscript!

Hopefully it'll pass and you'll be able to knock one of them out of the park soon.

Good luck!

Sierra Wolfe said...

Thanks for the comments! I appreciate the input.

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