Keeping Track of Time


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Today’s re-blog is from Ingrid’s Notes. The subject keeping track of your writing time. I am the first to put my hand up and say I never do this for my writing or for my volunteer hours as secretary for my writers foundation. Yes, I know I should but…
Do you keep track?
What methods do you use?

As my freelance work increases I am well aware I will have to keep track of projects and the time they take, so I am taking notes, Ingrid.

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Ingrid's Notes

Infinity-Time1 One of the big struggles with writing is time. It takes months, and often years, to complete a novel. I find that a lot of fear gets wrapped up in that time investment.

For example, the idea of revisions after completing a draft is often met with a sinking sense of desperation. Not because we’re afraid to revise, but because it seems like we will never be done. We aren’t afraid of the work, so much as the time it will take to complete the work.

But how much time are we actually talking about?

I’ve started to wonder if our fear is due to the ambiguous nature of how much time we spend on a project. I can guarantee you that a novel that took eight years to write, wasn’t worked on every day. Most of us have full time jobs, families, and other commitments that demand our time. We chip…

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