Writing Books with Busy Schedules

As you might remember, I'm working on a novel outline, which I'm detailing at my book marketing blog. There's a second novel outline planned after that, to compare two novel writing systems.

On top of that, I'm sure I've mentioned my non-fiction book that I've been working on (dealing with marketing, PR, social media, and indie music).

And then there's the Web Writer's Guide E-book series that I've been struggling to get kicked off.

And there's the novel that's already outlined and waiting to be touched up and drafted finally.

Oh and of course, being me, I have several other ideas mulling around that I'm itching to pursue when it comes to writing books and e-books.

Obviously I can't devote time to all of those projects on top of my client work, blogs, and other sites. I'm also tired of sitting on projects that I desperately want to pursue.

So I've come up with a plan on how I want to approach my book and e-book writing projects, and I've laid it out (including descriptions of the projects) on my brand new blog on writing books - AllBookWriting.com. The blog will cover my progress on these projects, and I'll be using it as a platform for discussing writing-related issues that I face along the way, from character development and research the proposal writing process when that time comes.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has 25 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 18 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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4 thoughts on “Writing Books with Busy Schedules”

  1. I’m following.

    I certainly can relate to what you say. Although writing books are not on my plate, I have projects that I’ve started years ago.

    When I have time to pursue another project, I often start a new one.

  2. I can’t begin to tell you how many projects I’ve started and then later pushed aside. However, I did come up with a solution to help me finish some of the writing projects I placed on the back burner. You can view the solution at https://mistisandefur.blogspot.com/2008/02/complete-writing-projects-youve-put-on.html I share it with you today hoping that maybe you and your readers will find it helpful as well.

    Although, no matter what solution you choose, there’s still not enough time in one day to accomplish everything you’d like, is there. 😉

  3. Sometimes I wish there was an 8th day to the week, that I could solely dedicate to my personal writing. Then I realize two things:

    1. If there were, I’d probably still end up spending it on client work or my websites more than my books, and

    2. There’s no good reason I can’t use one of the 7 days we have for that purpose (I just need to get better at about being more productive and budgeting the time I have).


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