Saturday, 24 January 2015

Planning to Write - blog posts, articles, fiction...at the same time

As I wrangled with my morning pages, I came to realise that my writing is not efficient. I have a long list of things to do - blog posts,  freelance work, short stories, editing, non-fiction books - and yet I cannot seem to be as productive as I want to be.
I love writing, not only fiction, but prioritising doesn't seem to be working. Or maybe it is not enough to prioritise my non-fiction above editing my third novel.
I know which projects need to be completed first, deadlines are looming, and yet I am spending my time in such a way that progress on each of these projects is not what it should be at this stage.
I have an allocated writing time - check.
I know what to write, no writers block issues - check.
What I need is to get better organised about which project to work on at what time.
So here I went and put some thought into the details. I am not going to bore you with my reasoning, but I believe it can work.
I have came up with this plan this past weekend, and will try it out for a week or three and adjust it if necessary.
My freelance writing (marked as SEO in the plan) depends on my deliverables for the week or month, so on that I might need to be more flexible. The same applies to weekend writing. If the opportunity arises there will be more time available to write and I will then be able to work on a project that has me inspired at that time.
I don't rely on a muse to write, but it has been known to happen and then I can do whatever is absolutely pressing on my mind.
Do you have any advice to help me out? How do you manage to work on multiple projects at the same time and still manage to meet your deadlines?