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Even when you know how to manage your time, life can happen and things can get in the way. This year I had a whole lot of life going on behind the scenes. Before I could course correct, I was way off track.
This is my confession and what I plan to do to get back to where I need to be.
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Why time management at events? It’s con season and for many, conventions or conferences become a blur of things to do, people to see, and it’s easy to lose the key reasons you attended when overwhelmed by the sheer craziness of it all. I love attending them, learning new things, meeting people, refreshing acquaintances. It can be intimidating and confusing. It can be an onslaught to the senses. And it can be amazing, when I manage my time to make the most of it.
Attending conventions and conferences is costly, both in terms of money invested to go and time taken away from writerly things to be there. In this podcast episode, I talk about how I manage my time to prepare and attend cons to make the best use of both my money invested and my time.
I’ve got a lot of events in 2016
Questions I ask myself before deciding to go
Planning ahead: 6 months to a year
More Planning ahead: a few months
A few weeks in advance: do my clothes fit? Where’s the schedule?
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Prioritizing and urgency via deadlines are at the top of my mind as I kick off 2016’s run of #EMEPiper at the changeover from January to February.
Last year was full of deadlines, possibly the most challenging year for writing I’ve ever had. As a result, I’ve got five books releasing this year, as well as two or three short stories as PJ Schnyder.
For the coming year, I’ve got even more planned and I want to manage my time so I can do all the things, enjoying them along the way. There are going to be some tough choices ahead and a lot of prioritization.
Why is Piper podcasting about time management?
Nifty friends with creative ideas, coordinating dates with writerly deadlines
Setting daily word count targets to hit the deadline
“Word count” and the publishing perspective
Rewire the brain: word count target vs. chapter target
NaNoWriMo and drafting, not editing
On contracts and pitching and writing the next book
Importance of deadlines, even self-imposed
Word counts and genre
Lessons Learned from Writerly Life: Don’t ignore publisher standards for word count
Time Management Trick: Plan Your Day and Prioritize the To Do
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