Friday, April 6, 2012

F = Focus Focus Focus


Ernest Hemingway stayed in hotels to complete his manuscripts. Virginia Woolf had a room of her own. The rest of us, well, we need to develop strategies to stay focused on projects.

Five helpful hints incorporate the wisdom from organizing gurus:

1) Have a written plan for the project
2) Have a written schedule of all life activities
3) Write out each time allotment for each task
(include time limits for facebook, email & twitter)
4) Stick with the plan
5) Get help with other activities, anticipate glitches and protect your writing time

A writer's life can be amazingly busy. Keep goals in the forefront.

Focus, Focus, Focus!

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4 comments:

Joshua said...

Music helps me focus while I'm writing. Nothing with lyrics, though. Usually Rachmaninoff or Philip Glass for the post-apocalyptic feel.

Joanne said...

you are so right. I have to glue my butt to the chair and concentrate - ignore gardening, cleaning, laundry. It's easy to succumb to distractions.
I'm enjoying your a-z and being reminded of good writing skills and tips.

Sangita Kalarickal said...

So true. Local coffee shops are my favorite.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sharon said...

Focus is a great word and topic. Something I need much more of!