Time Management

Writing takes a lot of time.  Every author probably spends a good portion of their day writing.  Many have a schedule they stick to and get a lot of writing done.

On the other hand, if you’re like me, you have a kid, lack of privacy, and limited time alone.  That makes time management very important.  I don’t really have much time to write, since I have little privacy when everyone is home, and I don’t have much time at home alone.  During those precious few hours each week, I do what I can, but sometimes I can’t avoid using the time for something else.

So, what do you do to manage your writing time, if you’re a writer?  I’d love to know how you do it.

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Discussion: My Book Preferences

As promised, I’m now giving my answers to the three questions I posted over the past fifteen hours.  You’re still welcome to answer the questions, of course.

What length of books do you prefer to read?

I’ll read any, to be honest.  It really depends on the book, too.  Some need to be long, others need to be short.  I’ve read books more than a thousand pages long, and they really did need it.  They’re quite epic stories.  Others are short, and they were satisfying, too.

Which do you prefer, read paper books, eBooks, or listen to audio books?

I love paper books.  I love the feeling of paper, and I just love having the physical book in my hand.  With paper books, I know exactly where I am in the book and how much more I have to read.  I can tell that with eBooks, but with paper books, I have a physical idea of how much there is.  I also do read eBooks, but only when I can’t read a paper book.  I prefer to read paper books, but I’ll read newer authors in electronic form.  As for audio books, I don’t have any interest in them.

When you read a novel, do you prefer first or third person point of view?

Definitely third person.  I feel that it’s more versatile, and you get to see more than you would in first person.  There are some really good first person novels out there. Some of Dan Simmons’ Hyperion Cantos does a great job at combining first and third person.  But I feel more comfortable being a passive observer than I do being inside the head of a single character and reading everything as “I.”

If you want to answer the questions and join in the discussions, click on the questions above.

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