Before summer I was using what I called “Writing Cycles.”
Giving up my previous system I need a new system. This one I call Prioritizing, because I decide what’s important to me at a given time and then set goals to accomplish it. Also I acknowledge what isn’t important and can be put on the back burner. This second part is the important one, as I always feel like I should be doing all the things at once and all the time.
You have a point, Queenie, but stop talking with your mouth full.
That cage cleaning thing… That’s exactly how it felt I was handling my writing. I was getting it done, sure. It just wasn’t done in an efficient manner and everything was taking me longer than it needed to. I know I’ll never be a single project sort of person, but I was out of control. This summer I discovered I had seven projects going on at once. No wonder I felt like I got nothing done.
After discovering my project issue I made a list of them (noting their statuses). As I stared at them, that’s when I realized I needed priorities and I came up with this whole Prioritizing thing. Queenie, why don’t you share the current Priority with the lovely blog readers.
Nice try, Queenie. You get one a week.
Do you work on more than one thing at once?
How do you manage multiple projects?
What’s your current writing priority?