The fact of the matter is, you might be able to maintain two 40 hour jobs per week, at least for a little while, but that level of intense output can't be sustained for very long without a complete burnout. Even knowing this logically, I still often found myself disappointed that I wasn't doing more, and that I wasn't keeping pace with the legends of fiction writing.
Last time I talked about the Pomodoro technique and why it utterly failed for me. If you missed the post, go check it out. No seriously. Go. In the briefest recap ever, I loved the idea of Pomodoro and kept attempting it over and over without success, then I assessed why I kept failing so hard at this and a new idea was born.
I wanted to continue our discussion on using our time wisely, and I wanted to talk a little bit about the Pomodoro Technique because it is an important tool for task management big and small. I have to tell you that the moment I heard of this, I immediately loved the idea and could see the many applications of it. For some reason, I kept coming back to it over and over again but could never make it work.
There is a formula for writing novels. Many of them, in fact. You can look up tons of them on the internet. Academia especially enjoys this idea of writing using a formula. Let's talk about it.
I think that everyone tries to make daily writing goals of some sort, but it’s not often that I find somebody who actually keeps them. Starting a new habit is extremely difficult, and keeping that habit is even harder. So today I want to talk about making a realistic daily writing goal that you are able to keep.
Whenever you go to author blogs or hear interviews from your favorite author, the number one piece of advice is always to write every day. While it is good in theory, for an Indie Author, it doesn't always work that way. Starting a writing habit is extremely difficult. Life so easily gets in the way. So here are the 5 worst word count killers, and how to avoid them.
I find I deal with writer's block in the same way I deal with a tough boss in a video game. Sometimes, when the same guy has been kicking my butt over and over again, no matter what I do, or how many level grinding sessions I've done, I have to just save my game and walk away.
What are your five favorite books, and why? Who are your favorite authors? What is the greatest joy of writing for you?