When You Are Short Of Time (Continued)

Have you determined that block of time that you would dedicate to writing? I told you in my last post that I write early in the morning, right? It still is my default time but lately I have been having a hard time waking up! That’s why the weekend seems to be what is working for me for now. Anyhow, here are more ideas on how to make the most out of your writing time. Have a clear idea of what you want to say This is related to a point I mentioned in another post – keeping a list of ideas. One of the most time consuming things for me is to come up with the ideas for my posts. I have to read, think, and read more. Once I know what I want to say, it takes me a short time to write a 250-word post. Knowledge of the topic beats everything. So what I do is to jot down any ideas that may come to mind during the day and then when I have spare time, I surf the Web for more information. Thus, when the time comes to write, I do not spend too much time on the dirty work. It’s a real time saver, trust me. Ask Aditya – she thinks it could work for her, as well – thanks for the encouragement through your comment, by the way. Go easy on yourself I had a friend once who had to spend an hour just to write a single paragraph. Why? Because she spent the whole time trying to get it perfect the first time. You know, that is why there is a thing called a “draft.” When you sit down to write, write without criticizing your work. Get it done first. After you are done, that’s when you edit and proofread. You’ll be amazed at how much faster you’ll be writing posts. (more next time)

Originally posted on January 22, 2008 @ 1:40 am