Do you time block when working on writing projects? For those who don’t know what that means, time blocking is simply setting aside specific periods of time to do specific tasks. Think of it like being in school and having scheduled classes, except instead of math and history you have writing and household chores. A place for every task, and every task in its place.
Time Block When Working on Writing Projects
I do time block. Currently I have blocks set aside in the morning for blogging, accounting, and miscellaneous business tasks. The afternoon is all project writing for the business. In the evening I have a block of time for working on the novel.
For me, time blocking helps to ensure that I touch every project that I’m supposed to during the day. I tend to think I should spend all of my time on whatever I’ve convinced myself should be the top priority. I will spend 14 hours doing that, to the exclusion of everything else. Then I’ll feel guilty that I ignored all of those other things.
The Merry Writer is a writer’s game on Twitter run by Ari Meghlen (@arimeghlen) and Rachel Poli (@RPoli3). Each day there’s a new question, and each month there’s a new theme. In these posts I expand upon the answers that I’ve posted on my Twitter.