I made sure I was up and awake early today to get on with a focussed Writing schedule. The sun was shining and the sky was blue, I ate breakfast outside with my latest writing magazine. Then I came back in to warm up my feet (last time I will wear flip flops this year!) and to get down to work.
I decided the best plan of action was admin and emails first. I am hoping to raise new work opportunities in both writing and teaching this week and have an application and paperwork to file by Wednesday, I have an early morning interview at the Hilton. My first appointment on Wednesday is at 7:30 A.M! There is every chance I will be crawling back under bed covers by lunch time!
I have now managed that part of the schedule, Ian Billings wasn’t joking on Saturday when he said he spends more time on Admin and Marketing than on writing. Mine has taken the best part of 2 hours and I am currently only working towards submissions. (There is no Marketing time needed, apart from a little for INKSPILL.)
I am having lunch and need another polar cup of coffee. Then this afternoon I am working on my next poetry submissions.
I do wish we could employ the services of both interns and taskmasters for free. I need someone to delegate the slush too (not the best job advert!) and someone to keep me on board with the rest of the workload.
Maybe I should advertise such services to other writers!
How about you? How do you manage to clear your desk? Motivate yourself and still have time to drink Coffee?