Monday, January 23, 2012


Where does time go?  I usually have so much that I plan to do on any particular day but often run out of time.  The day speeds by and the next thing I know it’s after 9:00pm and I still have things on my “To do” list that haven’t been crossed off.  Do I put too many things on the list or am I just bad at managing time?  Or are the things I must do every day the culprit because they are time consuming items?

I think it’s the latter.  I work during the day so I lose a great deal of time there.  When I get home I try to write at least an hour and a half to two hours on my current work in progress, then it’s time for dinner and all that that entails.  After dinner and clean up, it’s time to take care of laundry (depending on the day) and/or working on promotion for my books, writing blog posts, sending out query letters, and other writing related items.  These all eat up a lot of time which doesn’t leave a lot of room for all the other things on the “To do” list.

One of my goals for 2012 is to work on better managing my time.  I’d love to hear any tips or tricks on how you manage your time.


  1. I'm bad about procrastinating, but advice I've been given is to prioritize, and also figure our how long tasks will take. That way, if you have 10 minutes, you can get rid of some of the shorter tasks.

    (BTW - if you track your blog stats, you might see a huge jump. I used this image on my blog for my own post on time management, and it's become the #1 post on my blog, but people are finding the image on Google, which sent them to my page. Maybe you'll get them all now!)

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  2. Thanks for the advice, Terry. I appreciate it.