Managing Your Own Time

HAVE YOU EVER COME HOME FROM THE OFFICE with the feeling that you didn’t accomplish any of the things you wanted to get done that day? We all have days like that, spent entirely in putting out brushfires. Sometimes it can’t be helped, but if it’s happening to you regularly, part of the problem may be your own lack of time management.

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The following approach to time management has worked wonders for a successful nonfiction author. Let’s hear it in his own words:

“When I first started writing seriously about ten years ago, I’d set a goal of writing a full chapter every week, yet the entire week would go by without my having written a single line. The reason was my perception of needing to block out many ...

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