By- Tom Kubrak
One of the first things you need to address is your ‘producing-schedule.’
For me, this is secluded writing-time. Which means JUST Writing. Which also means: no emails, social media, text messages, phonecalls, etc. That time is important, but it’s not what I’m talking about in this post.
Sometimes, all you need to do is re-commit to your old-schedule that you already had in place though.
In other cases, you may need to adjust or create an entirely new schedule. For me, I got a new job, so my hours of writing-availability changed. Which means I had to create new windows of time that I wrote in during the week.
A blank sheet of paper and write out the days of the week. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc. Next to those days, write specifically the windows of time you plan to write in for each day. That could be; Mondays(off) Tuesdays( 1-3p)Wednesday(5-8p) etc. Or it could be something different of course. Just be specific.
Transfer the schedule you just created to your printed calendar, commit it to your memory or block out that time on your calendar in your phone. Or do all three of those! Whatever works for you. Make sure to recview this at the beginning of the week too.
Another reason this is important is because, in my opinion, when you know what time you’re writing before the week starts, it allows you to mentally prepare yourself instead of waking up each day and wondering when you’re going to write.
By- Tom Kubrak