Cassiel: It seems one of the most common resolutions for New Year’s always involves some form of time management and organization. Finding and taking the time to do the things you want to do. Time for vacation. Time for family. If you are an author, it’s: Time for writing. Time for promoting. And so on.
Authorities talk about how time can be gained by organizing yet how many of us actually do that?
One of Cathryn’s resolutions involves time to do other creative pursuits. As if there are other things besides writing and reading. Okay, okay, I know there are. So, how does a busy woman find and take the time?
Well, one way is via project management concepts. Yep, a business method can help you manage your time in your self, your writing and your career.
You might be asking, how can project management principles help? In many ways. Managing your life, time and energies via project management can:
Provide structure – A road map
Help with goal setting – building your road map
Planning – how you get from A to B
Plotting – the details of getting from A to B
Implementation – making it all happen
Momentum – keeping things going
Sure, the idea of such a thing may be causing some of you to break into hives. I get it. But it can help you get more organized, quit fumbling around and find the time to engage in things you like to do.
Want to know more? Well, starting April 15 at Savvy Authors, I’m teaching a class on this very subject. You can find more information here: http://www.savvyauthors.com/vb/showevent.php?eventid=1747
Have a fantastic 2013!
Cassiel Knight resides in the beautiful, and evergreen, state of Oregon with her husband of over 20 years and two female Shih Tzus, which are her children in every sense of the word. When she isn't editing, writing or reading (and that is most of the time), she can be found playing with her Shih Tzus, gardening (when the weather permits and sometimes when it doesn't) and cooking fancy meals as long as someone else does the dishes. She writes paranormal romances with kick-assitude that blend archeology and mythology—just a few of her favorite things—for Samhain Publishing, Lyrical Press and Champagne Book Group.
Many thanks to Cassiel for the great tips to find more time for what's really important. How about you?Leave a comment!