Writing is tough, being an author is tougher. Here at Alive and Writing, we take a closer look at all the challenges you will face as an author including issues with mental health, time management, professionalism, and more.
Clark is camping right now so the notes and links are brought to you by April instead. This will make a lot more sense once you listen to the podcast. Promise. On to our regularly schedule liner notes!
It’s all about procrastination this week. Not how to procrastinate since we’re pretty sure you know how to do that already. Instead, we chat about how to stop procrastinating and how to get back to writing.
As a side note, listening to our podcast isn’t procrastination. It’s professional development, which is meant to enhance your writing. Right? Right! On with the show!
Links and Sites Mentioned in Episode 4 Procrastination
- Tyranny of the Urgent by Charles E. Hummel
- Block and Flow app
- Pomodoro Technique
- Don’t Break the Chain
- Bullet Journal
- Focus @ Will
- 4 Quadrant System of Time Management
- This is also known as Steven Covey’s Time Matrix or Eisenhower’s Urgent-Important Principle. It does the same thing.
- Eisenhower Decision Matrix by The Art of Manliness (despite its name, females can read it too)
- The Eisenhower Method at Wikipedia (the graphic on the right side will give you an idea of what to put into each box)
- Procrastinating 2017 by C.R. Rowenson
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Stay tuned for next weeks episode when we chat about leaving time for yourself.
It’s NOT a Competition
Have you missed our last few podcasts? Check them out here:
Chapter 1 Episode 1 You Are Not Alone
Chapter 1 Episode 2 Preparing to Write
Chapter 1 Episode 3 Self-Criticism
Chapter 1 Episode 5 Self-Care
And please, let us know how we’re doing. We’re anxious to explore all areas of a writer’s life. And let’s face it. As completely different as we all are from each other, we’re not going to think of everything.